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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
Echoing the concavity of such satellite dishes, full-bodied cactus blossoms splay-across numerous canvases, transitively suggesting a visual metaphor for the petal-like ornateness of the human ear, which, in Giegerich's hands, accesses an interplanetary range.
I wandered through the old Rocks area, and looked up at the stonework on the old buildings, seeing an ornateness from that time when labour was cheap and there were stone masons and artisans who had time and skills to add adornments which we seldom look at now.