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Antonyms for cosmetic

functional, unaesthetic, utilitarian, inaesthetic.

Quotes of cosmetic

  1. In the past ABC has made half -hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was- nor am I now. – Roone Arledge
  2. I will buy any creme, cosmetic or elixir from a woman with a European accent. – Erma Bombeck
  3. Everything is a rejection of you, not your product, or your script, or a cosmetic It's you. – Morgan Brittany
  4. A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. – Anton Chekhov
  5. It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  6. I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store. – Lita Ford
  7. I can't even get three weeks off to have cosmetic surgery. – Paul Lynde
  8. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Maria Mitchell
  9. I'm very lucky in that I have a good cosmetic surgeon. – Sharon Osbourne
  10. I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. – Rita Rudner
  11. Working in the entertainment industry exposes me to every current cosmetic fad. – Connie Sellecca

Usage examples for cosmetic

  1. She was forced to smile at what she saw there, for the best cosmetic in the wide world is the knowledge that the right person is waiting downstairs. – A Woman's Will by Anne Warner
  2. The only cosmetic is clarified butter freely applied to the body as well as to the hair. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. I guessed this was what he meant by " cosmetic changes." – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  4. Her skin of ivory whiteness, enhanced by the tinge of colour in her cheeks, and there were shadows round her eyes placed there by no cosmetic art. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  5. The white cosmetic came away, showing sallow skin and on it a faint tattoo in the form of an " S" styled like a yin- yang symbol left a little open. – No Great Magic by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  6. Then, jumping up, she bathed her swollen eyes with a beautiful cosmetic that she and her maidens had distilled from the flowers of Enna; and, wrapping herself up in her shawl, descended with his Majesty, who was quite as much puzzled about the cause of this disturbance as when he was first roused. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. What had supposedly been a cosmetic procedure had gone horribly awry. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  8. She was young, very pretty, but deathly white except for the patches of cosmetic on either cheek. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  9. The only one of the principals who had a shred of professional reputation, was a comedian named Max Webber, who played the part of the cosmetic king. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  10. As he turned, he fancied that he saw the queen quickly conceal a box under her mantle; he was, however, too familiar with these little thefts of the queen mother to have the rudeness to seem to perceive the movement; so wrapping the cosmetic she demanded in a paper bag, ornamented with fleurs- de- lis: " Here it is, madame," he said. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  11. But I had a lot more important things going on at the time than her cosmetic work, so I didn't pay much attention to her. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. Frank went to the table and came back with the cosmetic set. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  13. Some of these changes are cosmetic – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  14. Sleep is the most positive beautifier, the best cosmetic – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  15. The cosmetic could not hide the growing pallor of the parchment drawn over the old reprobate's skull. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  16. Think right, and of pleasant things, and the glory of happiness will be all the cosmetic you will ever need, and again she pressed her own white cheek to the burning face of the girl she still held in her arms. – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose
  17. He told me on the night he drove me home that he was going to Paris, and I asked him to get me some cosmetic – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  18. There is no cosmetic for homely folks like character. – The Girl Wanted by Nixon Waterman
  19. It was slightly sallow, so she made artistic use of a white cosmetic which gave her skin the clearness of a camellia petal. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson