decorative decorative  /ˈdɛ krə tɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. On the decorative front, Ralph Lauren has created gold-plated flatware for his home collection, and Philippe Starck was inspired by Louis XV in his work for Baccarat and Kartell.
  2. The new property is easily the most decorative and jubilant in the city; it lets in an abundance of natural light while somehow managing to keep the view of a struggling city at bay.
  3. As warriors, the moran grow their hair and cover it in decorative red ochre.

News

  1. Research and Markets: The UK Decorative DIY Market to 2016 Featuring Retailers B&Q and Home base Among others

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The UK Decorative DIY Market to 2016" report to their
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Corvallis decorative baskets: 'Who doesn't like flowers?'

    Flowers are said to brighten up someone's day, and every year for about three decades the streets of Corvallis are lined with decorative flower baskets. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KVAL Eugene

  3. Decorative pillows can spur battle of sexes

    Al Roker hates decorative pillows. I have lots of on-air footage to prove it. Several years ago, in a live segment on NBC's "Today" show, I was giving the weatherman-cum-correspondent some decorating tips, including how to accessorize a bed with pillows.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Quotes

  1. In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamna', Thackeray said, "Governors are in decorative but dangerous posts. Saying that migrants will continue to come to Mumbai is akin to betrayal of Maharashtra."
    on Mar 6, 2010 By: Bal Thackeray Source: Oneindia

  2. "We have decided to shut off the decorative lights and the Christmas tree to protest against the massacres committed in Gaza," Victor Batarseh told AFP.
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Victor Batarseh Source: NDTV.com

  3. "I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of such an exceptionally experienced leader at this crucial time for our Decorative Paints business," said Akzo Nobel CEO Hans Wijers. "Tex's deep background in the management of...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Hans Wijers Source: Financieele Dagblad

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