Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 577. Ornament.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
Various Qualities of Style
577. Ornament.
NOUN:ORNAMENT; floridness &c. adj.; turgidity, turgescence or turgescency; altiloquence [obs.], grandiloquence, magniloquence, declamation, teratology [obs.]; well-rounded periods; elegance [See Elegance]; orotundity.
  inversion, antithesis, alliteration, paronomasia; trope; figurativeness (metaphor) [See Metaphor].
  flourish; flowers of -speech, - rhetoric; frills, - of style; euphuism, euphemism.
  BOMBAST, big-sounding words, highsounding words; macrology, sesquipedalia verba [L.], sesquipedalian words, sesquipedality, sesquipedalianism, Alexandrine; inflation, pretension; rant, fustian, highfalutin’ [slang, U. S.], buncombe or bunkum [U. S.], balderdash; prose run mad; fine writing; purple patches; Minerva press.
  PHRASEMONGER, euphuist, euphemist; word coiner.
VERB:ORNAMENT, overlay with ornament, overcharge, overload; euphuize, euphemize; buncomize [colloq.]; smell of the lamp.
ADJECTIVE:ORNATE; ornamented &c. v.; beautified [See Ornament]; florid, rich, flowery; euphuistic, euphemistic; sonorous; high- big- sounding; inflated, swelling, tumid; turgid, turgescent; pedantic, pompous, stilted; orotund; high-flown, high-flowing, highfalutin’ [slang, U. S.]; sententious, rhetorical, declamatory; grandiose; grandiloquent; magniloquent; altiloquent [obs.]; sesquipedal, sesquipedalian; Johnsonian, mouthy; bombastic; fustian; frothy, flashy, flamboyant.
  antithetical, alliterative; figurative [See Metaphor]; artificial (inelegant) [See Inelegance].
ADVERB:ore rotundo [L.], with rounded phrase.
  1. To gild refinéd gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet.—King John
  2. Make all the little fishes talk like big whales.—Goldsmith, of Johnson—Boswell’s Life
  3. In the end never died, but passed away at her residence.—Dunsany



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