Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cosmetic

1 sense of cosmetic

Sense 1
cosmetic -- (a toiletry designed to beautify the body)
       => toiletry, toilet articles -- (artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body))

Antonyms of adj cosmetic

2 senses of cosmetic

Sense 1
cosmetic, decorative, ornamental -- (serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative")

INDIRECT (VIA nonfunctional) -> functional -- (designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture")

Sense 2
cosmetic, enhancive -- (serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body; "cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup")

INDIRECT (VIA aesthetic) -> inaesthetic, unaesthetic -- (violating aesthetic canons or requirements; deficient in tastefulness or beauty; "inaesthetic and quite unintellectual"; "peered through those inaesthetic spectacles")

Similarity of adj cosmetic

2 senses of cosmetic

Sense 1
cosmetic, decorative, ornamental -- (serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative")
       => nonfunctional (vs. functional) -- (not having or performing a function)

Sense 2
cosmetic, enhancive -- (serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body; "cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup")
       => aesthetic (vs. inaesthetic), esthetic, aesthetical, esthetical -- (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")

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