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Meaning of word dress down from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

dress down   verb

Meaning : Censure severely or angrily.

Example : The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car.
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister.
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup.

Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce

Meaning : Dress informally and casually.

Example : On Fridays, employees can underdress.

Synonyms : underdress

Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.

She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera.
The young girls were all fancied up for the party.
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up