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embroidery

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of embroidery

  1. 1 decorative stitching done on cloth with the use of a needle <she's been able to turn her skill at embroidery into a second business selling decorative cushions at craft fairs> Synonyms needleworkRelated Words crewel, cross-stitch, needlepoint; fagoting (or faggoting), hemstitch, smocking; fancywork

  2. 2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts <it's doubtful that she ever told an anecdote without considerable embroidery> Synonyms caricature, coloring, elaboration, embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, stretchingRelated Words amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms meiosis, understatement





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