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overembellishment

Definitions

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  • n. Excessive embellishment.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ embellishment

Examples

  • Farah Angsana's penchant for overembellishment was evident - with lace, ruffles and spangles all over - but when she kept her shapes simple, as in a strapless ...

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  • And the Bard’s usage is also neatly defended in the entry for gild the lily: “An accepted phrase for overembellishment, but writers who wish to delight the exacting reader will use Shakespeare’s actual words, from ‘King John’: ‘To gild refined gold, to paint the lily.’”

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