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1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented.
2. Elaborate or showy, as in style: ornate rhetoric.

[Middle English, from Latin ōrnātus, past participle of ōrnāre, to embellish; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

or·nate′ly adv.
or·nate′ness n.
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Noun1.ornateness - high-flown styleornateness - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
flourish - a display of ornamental speech or language
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, rant - pompous or pretentious talk or writing
2.ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
flamboyance, floridity, floridness, showiness - extravagant elaborateness; "he wrote with great flamboyance"
fussiness - unnecessary elaborateness in details
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[ɔːˈneɪtnɪs] N [of decor, ceiling, building, vase] → lo ornamentado; [of language] → lo florido, estilo m florido, recargamiento m (pej)


nVerzierungsreichtum m; (of baroque church, palace etc)Prunk m, → Prachtentfaltung f; (of music)ornamentaler Reichtum; (of style)Reichtum m; (of description)Wortreichtum m, → Umständlichkeit f (pej); (of decoration)Reichtum m, → Aufwendigkeit f, → Aufwändigkeit f


(oːˈneit) adjective
with a lot of ornament. an ornate doorway.
orˈnately adverb
orˈnateness noun
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In New York, however, in the middle of a landmark 19th-century district, there is one recent, rare example of a structure that dares to embrace its neighbours' surface ornateness and buck the trend toward bauble buildings.
We wind our way up to our spacious 'feature room' and ogle at the ornateness.
I also had to bear in mind — as the author reminded from the outset — that he had intended an understated general tone, without ornateness of language, which I tried to honor while also distinguishing between voices, trying to make them sound as real as they did in Arabic.
Exquisite Beauty offered an opportunity to consider minimalism versus ornateness.
Since the folk do not know the format of artificial literature, they will not rigidly adhere to it; they do not pursue ornateness, so they will not be implicated by it .
So these self-styled and often untutored aesthetes, many of them of southern sharecropper stock and therefore new to city life, or born of parents who were new to city life, created a vogue all their own, nearly Victorian in its ornateness, a riot of styles that seemed a witting or unwitting parody of urban sophistication and cosmopolitan good taste.
Yet the ornateness of its decor, with its many original wall paintings and intricately carved ceilings, is still clearly evident.
50) In what was essentially a rejoinder to the Expositions des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modemes, the architect established an antithetical relationship between an unadorned Modernist aesthetic and Art Deco ornateness that has obvious political implications.
Still, under Paul VI the vernacular was finally introduced into the core (the canon) of the eucharistic celebration; dispensation from priestly celibacy was made easier; and a little progress was made in the simplification of the ornateness, titles, and ceremonies of the hierarchy.
The genus Maratus currently comprises 21 described species, all of which are sexually dimorphic, and the trait that defines the genus is the possession by males of a dorsal opisthosomal (abdominal) plate of varying ornateness (Otto and Hill 2012a).
Likewise, we see the ornateness in "Jesus porte sur le pinacle du Temple" (a work in the same portfolio), which may reflect the elaborate nature of the Basilique Saint-Nicolas, which Tissot knew in Nantes, or his exposure to the artwork of Delacroix (c.