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ostentatious

Line breaks: os¦ten|ta¦tious
Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs
 
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Definition of ostentatious in English:

adjective

Characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress: a simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious
More example sentences
  • His way of life may seem a bit ostentatious, but his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and there is nothing snobbish or affected about him.
  • Hey you - people in love, do you have to be so ostentatious about it?
  • He was always smartly dressed but not in an ostentatious way.
Synonyms
informal flash, flashy, fancy-pants, over the top, OTT, glitzy, ritzy, swanky, splashy
North American informal bling-bling, superfly
US black English dicty

Derivatives

ostentatiously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • She pounces on an empty seat and gestures ostentatiously to me that the one opposite is free.
  • He is also an Olympian namedropper, ostentatiously recounting how much Keith Richards enjoyed his company.
  • They are ostentatiously nonchalant, disinclined to become too involved, at least to begin with.

ostentatiousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Of course some percentage of this represented authentic business and educational expense, but much of it was pure ostentatiousness or ‘gallery’ as we are wont to describe in local parlance.
  • Perched high over the ocean, the modest homes spoke of a more reasonable society free from the ostentatiousness of mainstream Hollywood.
  • Del Mar never grew to an unmanageable size or broad-avenued ostentatiousness, because it couldn't.

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