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showy

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊi
 
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Definition of showy in English:

adjective (showier, showiest)

Having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious: showy flowers she wore a great deal of showy costume jewellery
More example sentences
  • H. sanguinea ‘Splish-Splash’ is one with showy foliage and bright, showy rose flowers.
  • Their showy flower clusters appear with the onset of warm weather and generally bloom all summer long.
  • Extravagantly showy and ostentatious work is pretentious when the merit it demands is unjustified.
Synonyms
informal flash, flashy, over the top, OTT, glitzy, fancy-pants, ritzy, swanky, splashy
North American informal superfly, bling-bling
US black English dicty

Derivatives

showily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • And so one might wonder: If Jesus disdained showy prayer, how would he feel about showily praying politicians?
  • An excellent, if very showily theatrical show.
  • A career labor advocate, he is also an art aficionado who dresses tastefully if not showily from major fashion labels.

showiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • When we worship in the spirit, we are opposed to religious rituals and ceremonial posturing, and to the showiness of the symbols of office, and external worship.
  • Combined with sundeck, swimming pool and sprung sitting room flooring for dancing, these touches might have pushed opulence towards showiness.
  • His style is crisp and mercifully free of showiness.

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