ornamentalism

[ awr-nuh-men-tl-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /

noun

the desire or tendency to feature ornament in the design of buildings, interiors, furnishings, etc.

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Origin of ornamentalism

First recorded in 1860–65; ornamental + -ism

Words nearby ornamentalism

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