Antonyms for embellishment

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Thousands of graves must have been sacrificed for the embellishment of one.

I am the extension, my good Prosper; I am the embellishment!

Dressing is not regarded as an adulteration, but as an embellishment.

The truth, in this case, is romantic enough and needs no embellishment.

And all the old puzzles are capable of improvement, embellishment, and extension.

It has at once been made an embellishment and a badge of faith.

Its glamour did not disdain the embellishment of humbler objects.

Henceforward it would be called the Barine, and was to receive many an embellishment.

But that tale of horror needs no embellishment from romance.

The lines are similar to embellishment on pottery which we found.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from embellish + -ment.

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