Meaning of COSMETIC in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒzmetɪk ]

( cosmetics)


Cosmetics are substances such as lipstick or powder, which people put on their face to make themselves look more attractive.

N-COUNT : usu pl


If you describe measures or changes as cosmetic , you mean they improve the appearance of a situation or thing but do not change its basic nature, and you are usually implying that they are inadequate.

It is a cosmetic measure which will do nothing to help the situation long term...

= superficial

ADJ [ disapproval ]

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