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embellishment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of embellishment

  1. 1 something that decorates or beautifies a colorful mobile is just the embellishment that the soon-to-be nursery needs Synonyms of embellishment adornment, beautifier, caparison, doodad, embellisher, decoration, frill, garnish, garnishment, garniture, ornament, ornamentation, setoff, trimWords Related to embellishment apparel, bells and whistles, blazonry, bric-a-brac, chichi, emblazonry, filigree, finery, foofaraw, frippery, frosting, froufrou; fal-lal, flounce, flourish, furbelow, ruffle; enhancement, enrichment, improvement; appliqué, embossment, embroidery, fancywork; bedizenment, gilt, glitter; design, figure, pattern; furnishings, regalia, trappingsNear Antonyms of embellishment blemish, defacement, disfigurement, scar; blot, spot, stain

  2. 2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts the actor's penchant for embellishment suggests that his memoirs would be more appropriately shelved in the fiction section Synonyms of embellishment caricature, coloring, elaboration, exaggeration, embroidering, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, stretchingWords Related to embellishment amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms of embellishment belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms of embellishment meiosis, understatement



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