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DECORATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decorative mean? 

DECORATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DECORATIVE has 1 sense:

1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

  Familiarity information: DECORATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECORATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

Synonyms:

cosmetic; decorative; ornamental

Context examples:

cosmetic fenders on cars / the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

Similar:

nonfunctional (not having or performing a function)


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