- invented; fictional ⇒
a made-up story
- wearing make-up ⇒
a well made-up woman
- put together; assembled
- (of a road) surfaced with asphalt, concrete, etc
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Translations for 'made-up'
- British English: made-upmade up If you are made-up, you are wearing make-up such as powder or eye shadow. ADJECTIVEShe was made-up and ready to go.
- Brazilian Portuguese: inventado
- Chinese: 化过妆的化过過妆妝的
- European Spanish: maquillado maquillada
- French: maquillé maquillée
- German: geschminkt
- Italian: truccato truccata
- Japanese: 化粧した
- Korean: 화장한
- Portuguese: inventado inventada
- Spanish: maquillado maquillada
Example Sentences Including 'made-up'
A made-up name cannot be used instead of the proper name of the food.
E For Additives
A tall young woman, profile sharp and even arrogant, made-up cheeks still pale, eyes a dark, disturbing blue, hair black.
The Last Raven
Another equally unreal new genre we have discovered (well, sort of) is the made-up social malaise documentary.
Bild turned its entire back page into a front page filled with made-up news that would please the German leader, who turned 60 yesterday.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Capa was, according to one friend," a made-up person, mostly by himself".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
On this window an artist wit had painted a nun with a made-up face.
The Image of Laura
She was in her long black coat and her beret and evidently had just repaired her make-up: made-up for him.
YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Tony Blair, it seems to me, is a pallid player; he never edges very close to honesty; he sticks to a made-up part.
Globe and Mail (2003)
When he first saw Jo made-up as Beth, Neil hardly recognised her.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
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