Costume and Clothing


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Costume noun – Clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation.
Clothing is a synonym for costume in dress topic. In some cases you can use "Clothing" instead a noun "Costume", when it comes to topics like outfit, apparel, set of clothes. popular alternative
Nearby Words: costumed, costumier, costuming
Synonyms for Costume


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Clothing noun – Covering for the human body.
Usage example: a store that sells both men's and women's clothing

Costume is a synonym for clothing in attire topic. You can use "Costume" instead the word "Clothing" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as dress, apparel, clothes. popular alternative
Nearby Words: clothe, cloth
Synonyms for Clothing

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fancy fancy costume fancy clothing
old old costume old clothing
female female costume female clothing
full full costume full clothing
Other adjectives: similar, normal, usual, complete, regular, standard, green, proper, cheap, actual, male, black, dark, white, new, traditional, skimpy, different, pink, sexy, red, colorful, purple.
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