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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being decorative.

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  • noun The condition of being decorative

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

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Examples

  • The candy was of an inexpensive variety – Patty had discovered the ten-cent store – but the boxes that contained it made up in decorativeness what the candy lacked; they were sprinkled with Cupids and roses in vivid profusion.

    Just Patty

  • In summer uniforms of white linen with gold shoulder-straps, and shining top-boots, they rivalled the donkey-man in decorativeness.

    Jerry Junior

  • A first glance at her work reveals a kind of obsessive decorativeness that is somewhat abject, innocent and childish A second glance deciphers a sober social and self criticism and a humor that chooses to hide inside a shell of weakness.

    Artists: Israeli, 1970 to the Present.

  • It seemed a sorry attempt at visual overloading in order to draw attention away from the mind-numblingly decorativeness of the actual art.

    Buzzine » Murakami at MOCA

  • I'm pretty agnostic about leggings, but the whole discussion which centered on the fact that it can be *really* hard to look good in leggings got me thinking about the pervasive idea that women owe it to onlookers to maintain a certain standard of decorativeness.

    October 2006

  • I'm pretty agnostic about leggings, but the whole discussion which centered on the fact that it can be *really* hard to look good in leggings got me thinking about the pervasive idea that women owe it to onlookers to maintain a certain standard of decorativeness.

    You Don't Have to Be Pretty - A Dress A Day

  • Arabic decorativeness in tinted stucco is the palace begun by

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • In much of his later work there is a marked change from his earlier elaborate decorativeness to a style of vigorous strength.

    A History of English Literature

  • There are a few rules with regard to the costuming of woman which if understood put one a long way on the road toward that desirable goal -- decorativeness, and have economic value as well.

    Woman as Decoration

  • You will by this means increase your decorativeness, and what is of more serious importance, your economic value.

    Woman as Decoration

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