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ornamentalism

[awr-nuh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the desire or tendency to feature ornament in the design of buildings, interiors, furnishings, etc.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; ornamental + -ism
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