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embellished

[ em-bel-ish ]SEE DEFINITION OF embellished

Synonyms for embellished

  • adorn
  • bedeck
  • dress up
  • embroider
  • exaggerate
  • festoon
  • gild
  • overstate
  • spiff up
  • amplify
  • array
  • beautify
  • color
  • deck
  • elaborate
  • enhance
  • enrich
  • fudge
  • garnish
  • grace
  • magnify
  • ornament
  • trim
  • add bells and whistles
  • emblaze
  • fix up
  • give details
  • gussy up
  • spruce up
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Antonyms for embellished

  • decrease
  • harm
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • deface
  • disfigure
  • mar
  • simplify
  • spoil
  • uglify
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMBELLISHED

No parterres, no fountains, no statues, embellished this little garden.

He had a pale face at the best of times, and it was embellished with straw-coloured hair.

He exaggerated, embellished, and dramatised the story which he had related to his wife.

Before another day had passed the news item had been embellished.

They, too, like the Egyptians, embellished their tombs with mural paintings.

In death she manifested the same faith and fortitude which had embellished her life.

The cloud of his grief was embellished with the gilded edgings of joy.

The Sandwich ducking-stool was embellished with men and women scolding.

The work will be embellished with elegant engravings by the first artists.

Embellished with near 100 beautiful emblematical cuts, 12mo.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to render beautiful," from Old French embelliss-, stem of embellir "make beautiful, ornament," from em- (see en- (1)) + bel "beautiful," from Latin bellus (see bene-). Meaning "dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter" is from mid-15c. Related: Embellished; embellishing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMBELLISHED

adorned

adjectivetrimmed
  • decked
  • decorated
  • embellished
  • enhanced
  • garnished

enriched

adjectiveimproved
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