aureate adj euphuistic, flowery, *rhetorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent, bombastic
Analogous words: *ornate, florid, flamboyant, rococo, baroque
Antonyms: austere (in style)

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.


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  • Aureate — Au re*ate, a. [L. aureatus, fr. aureus golden, fr. aurum gold.] Golden; gilded. Skelton. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aureate — (adj.) early 15c., gold, gold colored, also figuratively, splendid, brilliant, from L. aureatus decorated with gold, from aureus golden, from aurum gold, from PIE *aus (Cf. Skt. ayah metal, Avestan ayo, L. aes brass, O.E. ar …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aureate — A rich silk satin of yellow colour; used in England during the reign of Henry VIII; now obsolete …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • aureate — [ô′rē it] adj. [ME aureat < LL aureatus < L aureus < aurum, gold: see EAST] 1. golden; gilded 2. splendid or brilliant, often affectedly so …   English World dictionary

  • aureate — adjective Etymology: Middle English aureat, from Medieval Latin aureatus decorated with gold, from Latin aureus Date: 15th century 1. of a golden color or brilliance < aureate light > 2. marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aureate — adj. [L. aurum, gold] Golden yellow in color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aureate — aureately, adv. aureateness, n. /awr ee it, ayt /, adj. 1. golden or gilded. 2. brilliant; splendid. 3. characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking. [1400 50; late ME aureat < LL aureatus decorated with gold, equiv. to L aure(us)… …   Universalium

  • aureate — adjective a) golden in color or shine b) characterized by inflated or pompous language See Also: auric, aurous …   Wiktionary

  • aureate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style: bombastic, declamatory, flowery, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, magniloquent, orotund, overblown, rhetorical, sonorous …   English dictionary for students

  • aureate — adj. golden; shiny, brilliant …   English contemporary dictionary

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