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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
2. Discriminative Affections
 
847. Ornament.
 
  
NOUN:ORNAMENT, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature [rare], ornateness, ornation [rare], adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture.
  GARNISH, polish, varnish, French polish, gilding, japanning, lacquer, ormolu, enamel; champlevé ware, cloisonné ware; cosmetics.
  [ORNAMENTATION] pattern, diaper, powdering, paneling, graining, inlaid work, pargeting; detail; texture [See Texture]; richness; tracery, molding or moulding, fillet, listel, strapwork, coquillage [F.], flourish, fleur-de-lis [F.], arabesque, fret, anthemion; egg and -tongue, - dart; astragal, zigzag, acanthus, cartouche; pilaster (projection) [See Convexity]; bead, beading; frostwork, tooling; Moresque, Morisco.
  embroidery, broidery [archaic], needlework, brocade, brocatel or brocatelle, bugles, beads, galloon, lace, fringe, border, insertion, motif [F.], edging, trimming; trappings; drapery, overdrapery, hanging, tapestry, arras; millinery, ermine; drap d’or [F.].
  wreath, festoon, garland, chaplet, flower, nosegay, bouquet, posy [archaic or colloq.]; “daisies pied and violets blue” [L. L. L.].
  tassel, knot; shoulder knot, epaulet or epaulette, aglet or aiglet, aigulet [rare], frog; star, rosette, bow; feather, plume, panache, aigret or aigrette; fillet, snood.
  JEWELRY or jewellery, bijouterie [F.] or bijoutry; tiara, crown, coronet, diadem; jewel, bijou [F.], trinket, locket, necklace, bracelet, bangle; armlet, anklet, earring, nose-ring, carcanet [archaic], chain, chatelaine, brooch, torque.
  GEM, precious stone; diamond, brilliant; pearl; sapphire, Oriental topaz, lapis lazuli; ruby, balas or balais or balas ruby; emerald, beryl, aquamarine, alexandrite; opal, fire opal, girasol or girasole; garnet, carbuncle; amethvst, plasma; turquoise or turquois; topaz; coral; chalcedony, agate, onyx, sard, sardonyx, chrysoprase, carnelian, cat’s-eye, jasper; heliotrope, bloodstone; hyacinth, jacinth, zircon, jargon or jargoon; chrysolite, peridot; spinel or spinelle, spinel ruby; moonstone, sunstone.
  FRIPPERY, finery, gewgaw, knickknack, gimcrack, tinsel, spangle, clinquant, pinchbeck, paste; excess of ornament (vulgarity) [See Vulgarity]; gaud, pride, show, ostentation.
  illustration, illumination, vignette; fleuron [F.]; headpiece, tailpiece, cul-de-lampe [F.]; purple patches, flowers of rhetoric [See Ornament].
  VIRTU, article of virtu, piece of virtu, work of art, bric-a-brac, curio; rarity, a find.
  
VERB:ORNAMENT, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, beautify; adonize [rare], dandify.
  garnish, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, enamel, japan, lacquer, paint, grain.
  spangle, bespangle, bead, embroider, work; chase, tool, emboss, fret; emblazon, blazon, illuminate; illustrate.
  SMARTEN, trim, dizen, bedizen, prink, prank; trick up, trick out, fig out; deck, bedeck, dight [archaic], bedight [archaic], array; titivate or tittivate [colloq.], spruce up [colloq.]; smarten up, dress, dress up; powder.
  become &c. (accord with) [See Agreement].
  
ADJECTIVE:ORNAMENTED, beautified &c. v.; ornate, rich, gilt, begilt, tessellated, inlaid, festooned; champlevé [F.], cloisonné [F.], topiary [rare].
  SMART, gay, tricksy [rare], flowery, glittering; new-gilt, new-spangled; fine; fine as -a Mayday queen, - fivepence, - a carrot fresh scraped, - a fiddle [all colloq.]; pranked out, bedight [archaic], well-groomed.
  in full dress (fashion) [See Fashion]; en grande -tenue, - toilette [F.]; in one’s best bib and tucker, in Sunday best, endimanché [F.]; dressed to advantage.
  SHOWY, flashy; gaudy (vulgar) [See Vulgarity]; garish or gairish, splendiferous [obs. or humorous], gorgeous.
  ORNAMENTAL, decorative; becoming (accordant) [See Agreement].
  
QUOTATION:The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is Decoration.—Carlyle

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