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synonyms for ornate

  • baroque
  • beautiful
  • elegant
  • embroidered
  • fancy
  • gaudy
  • gilded
  • glamorous
  • lavish
  • magnificent
  • opulent
  • rococo
  • sparkling
  • sumptuous
  • adorned
  • aureate
  • bedecked
  • bright
  • brilliant
  • busy
  • colored
  • convoluted
  • dazzling
  • elaborate
  • fine
  • flamboyant
  • flashy
  • flaunting
  • florid
  • flowery
  • fussy
  • glitzy
  • glossy
  • high-wrought
  • jeweled
  • luscious
  • meretricious
  • ornamented
  • ostentatious
  • overdone
  • overelaborate
  • pretentious
  • resplendent
  • rich
  • showy
  • splashy
  • superficial
  • tawdry
  • variegated
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antonyms for ornate

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  • dull
  • offensive
  • plain
  • poor
  • ugly
  • unsophisticated
  • simple
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How to use ornate in a sentence

The town of Mendocino, with its ocean fogs and ornate Victorian architecture, is an eerie presence in this novel, its otherworldliness intensified by Anna’s desperate recourse to a psychic for help in finding Cameron.
IN HER NOVEL ‘WHEN THE STARS GO DARK,’ PAULA MCLAIN DRAWS ON ABUSE CASES, INCLUDING HER OWNMAUREEN CORRIGANAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the legislature convenes for a possible special session later this year related to coronavirus relief, Filler-Corn is hoping that vaccinations will allow all 100 delegates to return to the ornate House chamber.
VIRGINIA HOUSE SPEAKER SAYS IN-PERSON LAWMAKING MIGHT RETURN SOON, DEFENDS DEMOCRATIC CONTROLGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The ornate pipe in question, with its long plunging stem and generous bowl, once belonged to the grandfather of Curdin, the protagonist of “Mundaun.”
‘MUNDAUN’ OFFERS THE RARE CHANCE TO SMOKE A PIPE WHILE TALKING TO THE SEVERED HEAD OF A GOATCHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The 60-seat space in Arlington, facing the Clarendon Metro, is fetching with gold-trimmed blue wainscoting, handsome brown screens and an ornate pressed tin ceiling.
TWIN BISTROS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA PUT A PERSONAL SPIN ON INDIAN COOKINGTOM SIETSEMAMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Joel’s favorite subjects were the big, ornate apartment buildings near Meridian Hill Park.
PHOTOGRAPHERS’ EPIC QUEST: TAKE A PHOTO OF EVERY SINGLE BUILDING ON 16TH STREET NWJOHN KELLYFEBRUARY 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The furnishings and decorations, as in the case of modern playhouses, seem to have been ornate.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
The more it has been made the subject of illustration and imagery, the more finished and ornate have been the comminations in use.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The third floor front room of his ornate mansion on Brooklyn's Park Slope was dedicated to peaceful thought.
AVERAGE JONESSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Her face, under an ornate black hat, was like a great rose full of overlapping curves of florid flesh.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
Yes, it is very handsome, no doubt, but too ornate and pie-crusty for my—taste.
MARY LOUISE AND JOSIE O'GORMANEMMA SPEED SAMPSON
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WORDS RELATED TO ORNATE

  • brilliant
  • golden
  • ornate
  • overblown
  • splendid
  • yellow
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