Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /


  • decorative decorative  /ˈdɛ krə tɪv/ ?  serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    decorative meaning(s) 

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


    decorative 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.
  • decoratively decoratively  in a decorative manner
  • decorativeness decorativeness  an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
  • decorator decorator  /ˈdɛ kə ˌreɪ tər/ ?  a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and…
  • decorous decorous  /ˈdɛ kə rəs/ ?  characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and…
  • decorously decorously  in a proper and decorous manner
  • decorousness decorousness  propriety in manners and conduct
  • decorticate decorticate  remove the outer layer of
  • decortication decortication  removal of the outer covering of an organ or part
  • decorum decorum  /dɪ ˈkɔ rəm/ ?  propriety in manners and conduct
  • decoupage decoupage  art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several…
  • decouple decouple  /di ˈkə pəl/ ?  disconnect or separate
  • decoy decoy  /də ˈkɔ ɪ/ ?  a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
  • decrease decrease  /dɪ ˈkris/ ?  a change downward
  • decreased decreased  /dɪ ˈkrist/ ?  made less in size or amount or degree
  • decreasing decreasing  /dɪ ˈkri sɪŋ/ ?  becoming less or smaller
  • decreasing monotonic decreasing monotonic  consistently decreasing
  • decree decree  /dɪ ˈkri/ ?  a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if…
  • decree nisi decree nisi  a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some…
  • decreed decreed  /dɪ ˈkrid/ ?  fixed or established especially by order or command
  • decrement decrement  /ˈdɛ krɪ mənt/ ?  the amount by which something decreases
  • decrepit decrepit  /də ˈkrɛ pɪt/ ?  worn and broken down by hard use
  • decrepitate decrepitate  undergo decrepitation and crackle
  • decrepitation decrepitation  /dɪ ˌkrɛ pɪ ˈtɛɪ ʃən/ ?  the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when…
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