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Elaborateness   Listen

Marked by elaborately complex detail.  Synonyms: elaboration, intricacy, involution.
An ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated.  Synonym: ornateness.

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"Elaborateness" Quotes from Famous Books

... of a visitor upon entering the hall might have been of emptiness. In contrast to the over-elaborateness characteristic of all too many American homes and hotels, obtruding their highly colored, gold-laden ornament, the Randolph house rather inclined toward an austerity of decoration. But after the first general impression, more careful observation revealed the extreme luxury of appointments and details. ...
— The Title Market • Emily Post

... girl for your age, and if I correct your faults at the rate of one a year, I don't think I can keep up with the performance for very many years. But, seriously, Pattikins, what I want to speak to you about now is your apparent inclination toward a certain kind of filigree elaborateness, which is out of proportion to our simple mode of living. I have noticed that you have a decided admiration for appointments and services that are only appropriate in houses run on a really magnificent scale; where the corps of servants includes a butler and other trained functionaries. ...
— Patty at Home • Carolyn Wells

... when this misguided person joined the attending circle at your uplifted voice, a Mandarin of the third degree chanced to pass through Wu-whei, and halted at the door-step of 'The Fountain of Beauty,' fully intending to entrust this one with the designing and fashioning of a pipe of exceptional elaborateness. This matter, by his absence, has now passed from him, and to-day, through listening to the narrative of how the accomplished Yuin-Pel doubled his fortune, he is the ...
— The Wallet of Kai Lung • Ernest Bramah

... Not even photographs give a true conception of the ornate character of the decorative stonework—the hard but freely-worked lava stone having lent itself easily to the chisel. Like Cologne or Milan Cathedrals, it must be examined minutely to grasp the elaborateness of the sculptured work, but, unlike either of these, it does not produce an immediate impression of grandeur and religious elevation. It is unlike any of the temples in Japan, or, indeed, anywhere, though Ceylon and ...
— Across the Equator - A Holiday Trip in Java • Thomas H. Reid

Words linked to "Elaborateness" :   fussiness, intricacy, floridness, elaborate, ornateness, showiness, visual aspect, involution, complexity, complexness, flamboyance, elaboration, floridity, appearance

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