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EMBELLISHED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embellished mean? 

EMBELLISHED (adjective)
  The adjective EMBELLISHED has 2 senses:

1. excessively elaborate or showily expressed
2. rich in decorative detail

  Familiarity information: EMBELLISHED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMBELLISHED (adjective)


Sense 1embellished [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively elaborate or showily expressed

Synonyms:

embellished; empurpled; over-embellished; purple

Context examples:

a writer of empurpled literature / many purple passages / speech embellished with classical quotations / an over-embellished story of the fish that got away

Similar:

rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)


Sense 2embellished [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rich in decorative detail

Synonyms:

ornamented; ornate; embellished

Similar:

adorned; decorated (provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction)


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