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Embay
Embayed
Embaying
embayment
Embden
Embden groats
Embeam
Embed
Embedded
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embedment
Embellish
embellisher
Embellishing
Embellishment
Ember
Ember Day
ember days
Ember-goose
Ember-week
Embering
Emberings
Emberiza
Emberiza aureola

Embellished definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBEL'LISHED, pp. Adorned; decorated; beautified.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Embellish Em*bel"lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embellished; p. pr. & vb. n. Embellishing.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F. embellir; pref. em- (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See Beauty.] To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors. Syn: To adorn; beautify; deck; bedeck; decorate; garnish; enrich; ornament; illustrate. See Adorn.

Moby Thesaurus

adorned, advanced, affected, ameliorated, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, beaded, beautified, bedecked, bedizened, befrilled, bejeweled, beribboned, bespangled, bettered, bogus, brummagem, civilized, colorable, colored, converted, counterfeit, counterfeited, cultivated, cultured, decked out, decorated, developed, distorted, dressed up, dummy, educated, embroidered, enhanced, enriched, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, fancy, feathered, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive, figurative, figured, florid, flowered, flowery, garbled, garnished, illegitimate, imitation, improved, jeweled, junky, lush, luxuriant, make-believe, man-made, mock, ornamented, ornate, overcharged, overloaded, perfected, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plumed, polished, pretended, pseudo, purple, put-on, quasi, queer, refined, reformed, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spangled, spangly, spurious, studded, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, transfigured, transformed, tricked out, trimmed, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped, wreathed



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