- something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room.
- ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.
Origin of adornment
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Examples from the Web for self-adornment
The Crees were fond of self-adornment, and were much addicted to false hair.The Great Company
As late as the year 400 the primitive desire for self-adornment is evident.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2
Lillian Eichler Watson
The passion for self-adornment had already taken possession of her soul.Americans and Others
I do not mean that we should be of those who care for naught but self-adornment and useless waste.Peggy Owen Patriot
Lucy Foster Madison
There being nothing more that he could do in the way of self-adornment, Happy Jack went out again into the hot afternoon.The Happy Family
Bertha Muzzy Bower
Word Origin and History for self-adornment
late 14c., "act of adorning;" also "a thing which adorns;" from Old French aornement "ornament, decoration," from aorner (see adorn).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper