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Synonyms and Antonyms of accoutrement

  1. 1 something that is not necessary in itself but adds to the convenience or performance of the main piece of equipment this vacuum cleaner has all of the accoutrements for cleaning furniture as well as floors Synonyms accessory (or accouterment), adapter (also adaptor), add-on, adjunct, appendage, appliance, attachment, optionRelated Words accompaniment, additive, complement, supplement; auxiliary, subsidiary; amenity, doodad, embroidery, extra, filler, frill, incidental, luxury, nonessential, nonnecessity; appurtenances, bells and whistles, equipment, furnishings, habiliment(s), paraphernalia, trappings; adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, garnish, ornament, trim, trimmingNear Antonyms essential, necessity, requirement, requisite

  2. 2 accoutrements or accouterments pl  items needed for the performance of a task or activity has all the accoutrements that the home pastry chef could ever want Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, gear, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, paraphernalia, stuff, tackleRelated Words accessories, appurtenances, attachments, fittings; baggage, belongings, impedimenta; appliances, facilities, instruments, machinery, tools; apparel, attire, habiliments, raiment, trappings; armamentarium, armory, arsenal, battery; assets, resources

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