A Word A Day : Bedizen

Saturday, 20th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Verb )

Pronunciation : bi-díz-z'n

1. To dress or decorate somebody or something in a way that seems exaggeratedly or vulgarly showy ( literary )

2. Decorate tastelessly

3. Dress up garishly and tastelessly


Mid-17th century - be- + dizen - put flax onto a rod


Adorn, Decorate, Grace, Ornament, Embellish, Beautify


Disfigure, Worsen

Contextual Examples:

• Prithee, young one, who are you, and what has ailed your mother to bedizen you in this strange fashion?

Related Words :

1. Bedizenment: Noun

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