to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy, or tasteless manner: Several bedizened floozies were lounging at the bar.To my dismay, the new PR team bedizened our website with animated images and text.
- be·di·zen·ment, noun
- un·be·di·zened, adjective
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How to use bedizen in a sentence
A refined woman will always look neat; but, on the other hand, she will not bedizen and bedeck herself with a view to display.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
The French chamarrer, to deck out, or bedizen, is said to be a word of kindred origin.The Bible in Spain - Vol. 2 [of 2] | George Borrow
I'st teach yo to burn three candles down awbut to nothink 'at yo may bedizen yorsel in this way.The History of David Grieve | Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mirrors being very rare, the women bedizen themselves with tinsel, the bizarre effect of which they have no means of appreciating.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century | W. H. Davenport Adams
Is not your body a far more beautiful and nobler thing than all the gay clothes with which you can bedizen it?Sermons for the Times | Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for bedizen
(tr) archaic to dress or decorate gaudily or tastelessly
- bedizenment, noun
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