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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dawrn]
    • /əˈdɔrn/
    • /əˈdɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dawrn]
    • /əˈdɔrn/

Definitions of adorned word

  • verb with object adorned to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair. 1
  • verb with object adorned to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance: Piety adorned Abigail's character. 1
  • noun adorned Simple past tense and past participle of adorn. 1
  • adjective adorned Having been decorated or embellished through applied items or alterations (adornments). 0

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Origin of adorned

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English adornen < Latin adōrnāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + ōrnāre to dress (see ornate); replacing late Middle English aourne < Middle French < Latin

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Parts of speech for Adorned


adorned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adorned

adj adorned

  • decorated — (often initial capital letter) of pertaining to, or characteristic of the English gothic architecture of the late 13th through the late 14th centuries, characterized by curvilinear tracery, elaborate ornamental sculpture and vaulting, and refinement of stonecutting techniques.
  • decked — having a wooden deck or platform

Antonyms for adorned

adj adorned

  • marred — to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
  • unadorned — to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair.

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