Antonyms of embellish :
Examples of usage:
In the midst of these properties, recognized as the international endowments of the Faith, is situated the most holy court, an enclosure comprising gardens and terraces which at once embellish, and lend a peculiar charm to, these sacred precincts. "Citadel of Faith", Shoghi Effendi.
Sculpture and painting were employed to embellish architecture, as in the ancient days of Greece. "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.
They are fond of their ornaments, merely because they are good, and not because they embellish their persons; and are more gratified to inspire the women with jealousy of these exterior advantages, than the men with love. "Maria The Wrongs of Woman", Mary Wollstonecraft.