Tracery, moulding, arabesque.
Frippery, finery, bravery, gew-gaw, fal-lal, tinsel, spangle, clinquant, tawdriness, etc.
Trope, flourish, flowers of rhetoric 577.
Excess of ornament, see 851.
(Verbs). To ornament, embellish, illustrate, illuminate, decorate, adorn, beautify, garnish, polish, gild, etc., bespangle, dizen, bedizen; embroider, etc., see 845.
(Adjectives). Ornamented, etc., beautified, rigged out, figged out, ornate, showy, dressy, gaudy 851, garish, gorgeous, endimanché.
(Phrases). Fine as a May-day queen; in full fig; in one's Sunday best; dressed up to the nines.
Stain, blot, spot, speck, blur, macula, blotch, speckle, spottiness; soil, tarnish, smudge, smut, dirt, soot, etc. 653; freckle.
Excrescence, pimple, etc., see 250.
(Verbs). To disfigure, deface, etc., see 846.
(Phrase). Simplex munditiis.
(Verbs). To be simple, etc., to render simple, etc., to simplify.
(Adjectives). Simple, plain, homely, chaste, homespun, unaffected, severe, primitive.
Unadorned, unornamented, undecked, ungarnished, unarrayed, untrimmed, in dishabille.
Taste (Substantives), delicacy, refinement, gust, gusto, goût, virtuosity, virtuosoship, nicety, finesse, grace, virtu, to prepon, polish, elegance.
Science of taste, Æsthetics.
A man of taste, connoisseur, judge, critic, cognoscente, virtuoso, amateur, èsthete, an Aristarchus, purist, arbiter elegantiarum.
(Verbs). To appreciate, judge, discriminate, criticise 465.
(Adjectives). In good taste, tasteful, unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic, refined, èsthetic, elegant.
(Adverb). Elegantly, etc.
(Phrases). To one's taste or mind; after one's fancy; tiré à quatre épingles; comme il faut.
Vulgarity (Substantives), vulgarism, barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism, mauvais goût, sensationalism, flamboyance.
Coarseness, grossness, indecorum, lowness, low life, mauvais ton, bad form, clownishness, rusticity, boorishness, brutishness, brutality, awkwardness, want of tact, tactlessness.
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd,
and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.