Synonyms and related words:
adjunct, arrangement, beauties, beautification, beauty treatment, color, color patterns, colors, colors of rhetoric, decor, decoration, elaboration, elegant variation, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry, embroidery, facial, figure, figure of speech, fine writing, floridity, floridness, flourish, flower arrangement, floweriness, flowers of speech, frill, furniture arrangement, garnish, garnishment, garniture, hairdressing, illumination, lushness, luxuriance, manicure, ornament, ornamentation, prettification, purple patches, trim, trimming, window dressing

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • adornment — [n1] decorating, enhancing beautification, decoration, embellishment, gilding, ornamentation, trimming; concepts 162,177 Ant. plainness adornment [n2] a decoration accessory, dingbat, doodad, embellishment, fandangle*, floss*, frill, frippery,… …   New thesaurus

  • Adornment — A*dorn ment ( ment), n. [Cf. OF. adornement. See {Adorn}.] An adorning; an ornament; a decoration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adornment — index motif Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adornment — (n.) late 14c., act of adorning; also a thing which adorns; from O.Fr. aornement ornament, decoration, from aorner (see ADORN (Cf. adorn)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adornment — [ə dôrn′mənt] n. 1. an adorning or being adorned 2. a decoration or ornament …   English World dictionary

  • adornment — [[t]ədɔ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]] adornments 1) N VAR An adornment is something that is used to make a person or thing more beautiful. It was a building without any adornment or decoration. 2) N UNCOUNT Adornment is the process of making something more… …   English dictionary

  • adornment — UK [əˈdɔː(r)nmənt] / US [əˈdɔrnmənt] noun Word forms adornment : singular adornment plural adornments 1) [countable/uncountable] decorations, or a single decoration 2) [uncountable] the process of decorating something …   English dictionary

  • adornment — /euh dawrn meuhnt/, n. 1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment. [1470 80; ADORN + MENT; r. late ME aournement < MF] * * * …   Universalium

  • adornment — noun a) A decoration; that which adorns. The draperies did little to keep out the light; rather, they were mainly there as adornment for the windows. b) The act of decorating …   Wiktionary

  • adornment — noun why all the adornment just for a casual dinner party? we purchased way more adornments than we could ever use Syn: decoration, embellishment, ornamentation, ornament, enhancement; beautification, prettification; frill, accessory, doodad,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • adornment — a•dorn•ment [[t]əˈdɔrn mənt[/t]] n. 1) something that adds attractiveness; an ornament; accessory 2) ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment[/ex] • Etymology: 1470–80 …   From formal English to slang

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