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Definitions and Synonyms of cosmetic | Another word for cosmetic | What is cosmetic?

Definition 1: a toiletry designed to beautify the body - [noun denoting artifact]

(cosmetic is a kind of ...) artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

(... is a kind of cosmetic ) a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair

(... is a kind of cosmetic ) a cosmetic used to highlight the eyes or cheekbones

(... is a kind of cosmetic ) cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

(... is a kind of cosmetic ) a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny

(... is a kind of cosmetic ) a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face

"an eyebrow pencil"

Definition 2: serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cosmetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cosmetic surgery
  • enhansive makeup

Synonyms for cosmetic in the sense of this definition

(cosmetic is similar to ...) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste

"the aesthetic faculties" "an aesthetic person" "aesthetic feeling" "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"

Definition 3: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cosmetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cosmetic fenders on cars
  • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

Synonyms for cosmetic in the sense of this definition

(cosmetic is similar to ...) not having or performing a function

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