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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-neyt]
    • /ɔrˈneɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-neyt]
    • /ɔrˈneɪt/

Definitions of ornateness word

  • adjective ornateness elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so: They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa. 1
  • adjective ornateness embellished with rhetoric; florid or high-flown: an ornate style of writing. 1
  • noun ornateness The state of being ornate. 1

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Origin of ornateness

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin ornātus well-equipped, adorned, orig. past participle of ornāre to equip; see -ate1

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Parts of speech for Ornateness


ornateness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for ornateness

noun ornateness

  • taste — to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth: to taste food.
  • charm — Charm is the quality of being pleasant or attractive.
  • delicacy — Delicacy is the quality of being easy to break or harm, and refers especially to people or things that are attractive or graceful.
  • dignity — bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
  • gentility — good breeding or refinement.

Antonyms for ornateness

noun ornateness

  • coarseness — composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand.
  • crudeness — in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.
  • dullness — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • insignificance — the quality or condition of being insignificant; lack of importance or consequence.
  • roughness — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.

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