Definition of Ornateness

1. Noun. High-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation. "An excessive ornateness of language"

Exact synonyms: Grandiloquence, Grandiosity, Magniloquence, Rhetoric
Specialized synonyms: Flourish, Blah, Bombast, Claptrap, Fustian, Rant
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Grandiloquent, Grandiose, Magniloquent, Ornate



2. Noun. An ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated.
Exact synonyms: Elaborateness
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Specialized synonyms: Flamboyance, Floridity, Floridness, Showiness, Fussiness
Derivative terms: Elaborate

Definition of Ornateness

1. n. The quality of being ornate.

Definition of Ornateness

1. Noun. the state of being ornate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ornateness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ornateness

ornamentation
ornamentations
ornamented
ornamenter
ornamenters
ornamenting
ornaments
ornate
ornate horned toad
ornate tinamou
ornate tinamous
ornate wolf
ornate wolves
ornated
ornately
ornateness (current term)
ornatenesses
ornater
ornatest
ornating
ornature
orned
ornee
ornerier
orneriest
orneriness
ornerinesses
ornery
ornidazole
orning

Literary usage of Ornateness

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1. Select Translations from Scaliger's Poetics by Giulio Cesare Scaligero (1905)
"... fulness (plenum), and ornateness (floridum). As of the common properties, so of the particular, some should be employed always, others only on occasion. ..."

2. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"... little temptation to indulge in ornateness, not to mention that Daniel, even in verse, prefers neutral tints to brilliant ones, and that Knolles (c. ..."

3. Standard Lighting with Incandescent Electric Lamps by Harry Cooke Cushing (1922)
"In a decorative interior, such as a director's office, the ornateness of the fixture is of more importance and its artistic value ..."

4. Studies in the Technique of Prose Style by Percy Waldron Long (1915)
"Again, in Pater is seen the ornateness and preciosity which are sometimes ... Where ornateness of this sort imparts an appropriate atmosphere it is an ideal ..."

5. Standard Lighting ...by Harry Cooke Cushing by Harry Cooke Cushing (1922)
"In a decorative interior, such as a director's office, the ornateness of the fixture is of more importance and its artistic value should be given due ..."

6. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Maximum of utility, minimum of ornateness. Include both gymnasium and auditorium. Provide factory elevator to shops on upper floors and wide doorways. ..."

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