Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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845. Beauty -- N. beauty, the beautiful, to kalon [Gr.] , le beau ideal.

846. Ugliness -- N. ugliness &c adj.; deformity, inelegance; acomia † ; disfigurement &c (blemish) 848; want of symmetry, inconcinnity † ; distortion &c 243; squalor &c (uncleanness) 653.

847. Ornament -- N. ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature † , ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry &c 847.1.

847a. [ornaments worn by people on the body] Jewelry -- N. jewel [general],, jewelry, jewellery † ; bijoutry † ; bijou, bijouterie [Fr.] ; trinket; fine jewelry; costume jewelry, junk jewelry; gem, gemstone, precious stone.

848. Blemish -- N. blemish, disfigurement, deformity; adactylism † ; flaw, defect &c (imperfection) 651; injury &c (deterioration) 659; spots on the sun † ; eyesore.

849. Simplicity -- N. simplicity; plainness, homeliness; undress, chastity.

850. [Good taste.] Taste -- N. taste; good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse; nicety &c (discrimination) 465; to prepon [Gr.] ; polish, elegance, grace.

851. [Bad taste.] Vulgarity -- N. vulgarity, vulgarism; barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism † ; mauvis gout [Fr.] , bad taste; gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact; ill-breeding &c (discourtesy) 895.

852. Fashion -- N. fashion, style, ton, bon ton † , society; good society, polite society; monde [Fr.] ; drawing-room, civilized life, civilization, town, beau monde [Fr.] , high life, court; world; fashionable world, gay world; Vanity Fair; show &c (ostentation) 822.

853. Ridiculousness -- N. ridiculousness &c adj.; comicality, oddity &c adj.; extravagance, drollery.

854. Fop -- N. fop, fine gentleman; swell; dandy, dandiprat † ; exquisite, coxcomb, beau, macaroni, blade, blood, buck, man about town, fast man; fribble, milliner † ; Jemmy Jessamy † , carpet knight; masher, dude.

855. Affectation -- N. affectation; affectedness &c adj.; acting a part &c v.; pretense &c (falsehood) 544, (ostentation) 882; boasting &c 884.

856. Ridicule -- N. ridicule, derision; sardonic smile, sardonic grin; irrision † ; scoffing &c (disrespect) 929; mockery, quiz † , banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage; quizzing &c v.; asteism † .

857. [Object and cause of ridicule.] Laughingstock -- N. laughingstock, jestingstock † , gazingstock † ; butt, game, fair game; April fool &c (dupe) 547 [Obs.].