V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to dress, decorate, or adorn in a gaudy and excessive manner

Synonyms: overdress, embellish, adorn, ornament

Antonyms: simplify, undress

Tips: Bedizen is a verb that denotes the idea of excessiveness, gaudiness, garishness, or vulgarity. Bedizen almost always requires an object.

Usage Examples:

The dressmaker is known to bedizen her gowns with an excess of beads and sequins that seem to detract from, rather than add to, the dresses' beauty. (embellish, adorn)

During the makeover, the supposed fashion expert decided to bedizen the young woman in a flashy jacket, a jeweled belt, and glittery shoes. (overdress, adorn)

It's so silly when people bedizen their dogs in little sweaters and shoes. (overdress, adorn)

During the Christmas season, Lainie likes to bedizen her home with so many decorations that it looks a little like Santa's village. (embellish, ornament)

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