V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. elaborately decorative and rich in detail; 2. using elaborate language

Synonyms: decorated, adorned, baroque, elaborate, flashy, embellished, flamboyant, flowery

Antonyms: plain, unadorned, undecorated, simple

Tips: Think of the related noun ornament, which means "decoration." Ornate describes things that highly decorated and/or embellished.

Usage Examples:

She inherited a beautifully ornate picture frame from her aunt. (embellished)

His gushing compliment was a little too ornate for anyone to take seriously. (flowery, elaborate)

Much of the architecture in Paris is ornate and beautiful to photograph. (baroque, embellished, adorned)

I love Halloween because it's the one time of the year when you can dress up in ornate costumes. (flamboyant, flashy)

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