Definition of showy in English:

showy

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊi
 
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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
ostentatious, conspicuous, pretentious, obtrusive, flamboyant, gaudy, garish, brash, vulgar, loud, extravagant, fancy, ornate, affected, theatrical, overdone, over-elaborate, kitsch, tasteless
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

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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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