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ˈdɛk ər ə tɪv, ˈdɛk rə-, ˈdɛk əˌreɪ-dec·o·ra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmetic, decorative, ornamentaladjective

    serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

Wiktionary

  1. decorativenoun

    A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.

  2. decorativeadjective

    That serves to decorate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorativeadjective

    suited to decorate or embellish; adorning

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcoratif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. decorative

    To use to decorate or improve.

    The decorative beading on the blanket was so beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorative in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of decorative in a Sentence

  1. Wendell Berry:

    Without a complex knowledge of one’s place and without the faithfulness to one’s place on which such knowledge depends, it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly, and eventually destroyed. Without such knowledge and faithfulness, moreover, the culture of a country will be superficial and decorative, functional only insofar as it may be a symbol of prestige, the affectation of an elite or “in” group.

  2. Elizabeth Dodson:

    The first tip to decluttering your home starts with taking a home inventory which includes itemizing and taking photos of your personal property, this means going into each room in the house one by one and documenting all the items which include furniture, electronics, decorative items, houseware, clothing, tools and any collections like wine, jewelry, coins, art, antiques, sports memorabilia, etc. The first value of doing this is ending up with a home inventory for insurance purposes to make sure you are not under-insured, and you are prepared to make a claim if a disaster strikes such as a tornado, wildfire, hurricane, flood, etc. damages your home.

  3. Bernard Lepri:

    The problem isn’t with the decorative contacts themselves.

  4. Ashley Poust:

    Here is an animal that has all kinds of signals of being a juvenile, outside its bones, inside its bones, in its joints, and it has long, isolated plumes extending from its already-very-long tail. This is quite different from living birds and tells us that these decorative feathers preceded adulthood in dinosaurs. Of course, perhaps they're using these feathers in a very different way from living birds, too.

  5. Stewart McLaurin:

    We would always encourage American products first. For the art and decorative arts and any other piece, we would like that to be American. So likewise, we would encourage glassware manufacturers to be American, but sometimes that's not possible or feasible, with Mrs. Melania Trump, some of the best crystal in the world could be made in Slovenia, and that is a nice connection to Melania Trump history, Melania Trump heritage. For it to be from Slovenia, it was a thought we had, but that would be just a thought. It's not our role to go out and create and have it delivered.

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