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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•nateɔrˈneɪt(adj.)

  1. elaborately adorned, often excessively or showily so.

  2. rhetorically florid:

    ornate writing.

    Category: Rhetoric

Origin of ornate:

1375–1425; late ME < L ornātus well-equipped

or•nate′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric(noun)

    high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

    "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"

  2. ornateness, elaborateness(noun)

    an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated

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  1. ornateness(Noun)

    the state of being ornate


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