decorative

[dek-er-uh-tiv, dek-ruh-, dek-uh-rey-]
adjective
1.
serving or tending to decorate.
2.
Fine Arts. serving only to decorate, in contrast to providing a meaningful experience.

Origin:
1785–95; decorate + -ive

decoratively, adverb
decorativeness, noun
nondecorative, adjective
overdecorative, adjective
overdecoratively, adverb
overdecorativeness, noun
undecorative, adjective
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decorative (ˈdɛkərətɪv, ˈdɛkrətɪv)
 
adj
serving to decorate or adorn; ornamental
 
decoratively
 
adv
 
decorativeness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

decorative
1791, from L. decorat-, pp. stem of decorare (see decorate) + -ive.
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Example sentences
The seaweed in question was imported for decorative aquariums, then released
  into the wild.
He wears as decorative clothes as he likes, and his house is filled with
  beautiful paintings and is spotlessly clean.
Common among many who desire a practical and healthy lunch, these small,
  decorative boxes can hold a surprising amount of food.
Most decorative green plants are not safe for cats to eat.
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