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Definition of "aureate" [au•re•ate]

  • Of a golden color; gilded. (adjective)
  • Inflated and pompous in style. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aureate" in a sentence
  • "I conjecture that your professor uses aureate palaver to augment the appraised merit of your edification."
  • "We are apt to associate it with the prolix statements of policy makers and the aureate pomposity of evangelists."
  • "Now the city, with all its meaningless wonders, its mind-wracking vistas, and its fantastic inhabitants, was falling behind him; he could relax once more with the spectacle of those calm, magnificent peaks, gilded by the faintly aureate glow of the eternal dawn."