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Synonyms for ornament
ˈɔr nə mənt; -ˌmɛnt, -məntor·na·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ornament

    To embellish is to brighten and enliven by adding something that is not necessarily or very closely connected with that to which it is added; to illustrate is to add something so far like in kind as to cast a side-light upon the principal matter. An author embellishes his narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder gilds and decorates the volume. Garnish is on a lower plane; as, the feast was garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel; as, a mother bedecks her daughter with silk and jewels. To adorn and to ornament alike signify to add that which makes anything beautiful and attractive, but ornament is more exclusively on the material plane; as, the gateway was ornamented with delicate carving. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material, and can not be put on by ornaments or decorations, but seems in perfect harmony and unity with that to which it adds a grace; if we say, the gateway was adorned with beautiful carving, we imply a unity and loftiness of design such as ornamented can not express. We say of some admirable scholar or statesman, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."

    At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
    His looks adorned the venerable place.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 178.

    Synonyms:
    adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, embellish, garnish, gild, illustrate

    Antonyms:
    deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil

    Preposition:
    Adorn his temples with a coronet.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ornamentnoun

    Synonyms:
    decoration, embellishment

    Antonyms:
    disgrace, brand, disfigurement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoration, ornament, ornamentationverb

    something used to beautify

    Synonyms:
    laurel wreath, ornamentation, medal, decoration, palm, ribbon, embellishment, medallion

  2. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifyverb

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, adorn, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, embroider, dress, lard, embellish, prettify, beautify, pad, dramatize, invest

  3. ornamentverb

    be an ornament to

    "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

    Synonyms:
    grace, beautify, decorate, embellish, adorn

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ornamentnoun

    Synonyms:
    embellishment, decoration, adornment

  2. ornamentverb

    Synonyms:
    decorate, adorn, embellish, beautify, garnish, bedeck, grace, emblazon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ornamentnoun

    Synonyms:
    decoration, embellishment, adornment, garniture, ornamentation, parure

  2. ornamentverb

    Synonyms:
    decorate, embellish, garnish, bedeck, grace, beautify

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How to use ornament in a sentence?

  1. Alanis Morissette:

    I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    A husband is the chief ornament of a wife, though she have no other ornament; but, though adorned, without a husband she has no ornaments.

  3. Katie McBride Newman:

    She comes very dramatically into the dining room and goes,' Mama, that ornament scared me,' then she bursts into tears.

  4. David Mamet:

    An unidentified man in nailhead denim was fished out of the Chicago River, wrapped in chains locked to a Duesenberg hood ornament.

  5. Cicero:

    He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.


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