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Definitions for decorative
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

  2. 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. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    The art deprived of closeness to the world is, in fact, pure, flat, unmanageable, decorative. Totally extraneous because she herself destroyed outer. Empty and indifferent, deprived of destiny, it solves only technical issues.

  2. Manuel Emch:

    Interest in metiers d'art has grown strongly over recent years in line with interest in all things crafted and more individualistic, it's a natural evolution for the watch too. Since we have all these devices giving us the time, the watch is becoming more of a decorative piece. Besides, movement development is so time and investment-intensive that to make the mechanically unique is rarely possible in the way it is with metiers d'art.

  3. Lyn Wadley:

    It may have been used as decorative paint. It could have been used to decorate animals hides. We have not found the evidence for the way that they used it, we just know that they used it.

  4. Manisha Koirala:

    I won't do decorative roles even if they are a part of hit films.

  5. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:

    ...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.

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