Other forms: underdressed; underdressing

Definitions of underdress
  1. verb
    dress without sufficient warmth
    “She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia”
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    overclothe, overdress
    dress too warmly
    type of:
    apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
    provide with clothes or put clothes on
  2. verb
    dress informally and casually
    “On Fridays, employees can underdress
    synonyms: dress down
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    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
    put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    dress, dress up
    dress in a certain manner
    costume, dress up
    dress in a costume
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    type of:
    dress, get dressed
    put on clothes
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