The pretentious or showy display of wealth and luxury, designed to impress: the office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation
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- He was totally without ostentation or pretension and totally disinterested in wealth, honours or managerial power.
- After all, ostentation and luxury do not translate into a truly modern city.
- By the beginning of the twentieth century the representative symbols of luxury and ostentation had come full circle.
pretentiousness, pretension, vulgarity, conspicuousness, obtrusiveness, display, flamboyance, gaudiness, garishness, tinsel, brashness, loudness, extravagance, ornateness, theatricality, kitschness, affectation, bad taste, tastelessness, self-advertisement, exhibitionism, flaunting
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