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Synonyms for embellishment
ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ məntem·bel·lish·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embellishment, embroiderynoun

    elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

    "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"

    fancywork, embroidery, ornamentation

  2. embellishmentnoun

    a superfluous ornament

    embroidery, ornamentation

  3. ornamentation, embellishmentnoun

    the act of adding extraneous decorations to something

    decoration, ornament, embroidery, ornamentation

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  1. embellishmentnoun

    decoration, ornament, adornment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embellishmentnoun

    adornment, decoration, beautification, ornamentation, ornament, garniture, garnish, trimming

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  1. List of paraphrases for "embellishment":

    beautification, ornament

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How to use embellishment in a sentence?

  1. Mieke Eoyang:

    The allegations – and what the president has admitted to – are serious enough. They don't need embellishment. They just need explanation.

  2. Eryn Jean Norvill:

    In my view, Ms Norvill revealed herself to be a witness who was, at times, prone to exaggeration and embellishment.

  3. Qari Yousaf Ahmadi:

    There are allegations that our communication is rife with sensationalism and embellishment but we never abandon the truth, we correct it immediately.

  4. Mark Gibson:

    ( This is an) embellishment on a fantasy.

  5. Katie Keim:

    Shape is a huge one, and I'm always looking for something really interesting and ornate when I pull dresses for my clients, it's going to be all over the place, sequins, embellishment, beading...think of the Roaring Twenties and 100 hundred years later.

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