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2 definitions found
 for buttoned-down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buttoned-down \buttoned-down\ adj.
     conservatively formal and businesslike in dress and manner.
  
     Syn: button-down, conservative.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
                a colorful character in the buttoned-down,
                dull-gray world of business.        --Newsweek

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buttoned-down
      adj 1: unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in
             the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
             [syn: button-down, buttoned-down, conservative]

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