Definition of ostentatious in English:

ostentatious

Line breaks: os¦ten|ta¦tious
Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

ostentatiously

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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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