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Definition of Decorative

Decorative

  1. Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.

Decorative Quotations

The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building - faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself - leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight.
Martin Filler

Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.
Piet Mondrian

This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale.
Mark Rothko

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
Anish Kapoor

The Frankfurt Museum of Decorative Arts is a handsome building, which takes its cues from the riverside Biedermeier villa next to it, and it is well-integrated into an overall scheme for a group of small museums.
Martin Filler
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Decorative Translations

decorative in German is dekorativ
decorative in Spanish is decorativo
decorative in Swedish is dekorativ
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