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Bedizen   Listen

Decorate tastelessly.
Dress up garishly and tastelessly.  Synonym: dizen.

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"Bedizen" Quotes from Famous Books

... pursue the pebbly walk That leads to the white porch the Sunday throng, Hand-coupled urchins in restrained talk, And anxious pedagogue that chastens wrong, And posied churchwarden with solemn stalk, And gold-bedizen'd beadle flames along, And gentle peasant clad in buff and green, Like a meek cowslip ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... a bonnet before I was forty," she went on ruthlessly, "and so should every decent woman. It is absurd to be thinking so much of dress at your age, Mary Isabel. I don't know what sort of a way you'd bedizen yourself out if I'd let you, I'm sure. It's fortunate you have somebody to keep you from making a fool of yourself. I'm going to town tomorrow and I'll pick you out a suitable black bonnet. ...
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 • Lucy Maud Montgomery

Words linked to "Bedizen" :   deck up, ornament, fig up, gussy up, beautify, overdress, trick out, fancy up, get up, rig out, tog out, dress up, deck out, dizen, prink, decorate, trick up, attire, embellish, grace, adorn, tog up, fig out

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