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1. Of a golden color; gilded.
2. Inflated and pompous in style.

[Middle English aureat, from Late Latin aureātus, from aureus, golden, from aurum, gold.]

au′re·ate·ly adv.
au′re·ate·ness n.
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(ˈɔːrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
1. covered with gold; gilded
2. (Colours) of a golden colour
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
[C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold]
ˈaureately adv
ˈaureateness n
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(ˈɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

1. golden or gilded.
2. characterized by ornate, often pompous language.
[1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold]
au′re•ate•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aureate - elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
2.aureate - having the deep slightly brownish color of goldaureate - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
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