ostentatious


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os·ten·ta·tious

 (ŏs′tĕn-tā′shəs, -tən-)
adj.
Characterized by or given to ostentation. See Synonyms at showy.

os′ten·ta′tious·ly adv.

ostentatious

(ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs)
adj
characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
ˌostenˈtatiously adv

os•ten•ta•tious

(ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-)

adj.
1. characterized by pretentious show in an attempt to impress others.
2. intended to attract notice: ostentatious charity.
[1650–60]
os`ten•ta′tious•ly, adv.
os`ten•ta′tious•ness, n.
syn: See grandiose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ostentatious - intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious - not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance"
2.ostentatious - (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

ostentatious

ostentatious

adjective
Marked by outward, often extravagant display:
Translations
مُتَفاخِر، مُتَباهٍ، تَظاهُري
okázalý
liiallinenylitsevuotava
hivalkodó
sem er ætlaî aî vekja athygli
demonstratyviaidemonstratyvumasdemonstratyvuspretenzingumaspuikavimasis
ārišķīgsdižmanīgs

ostentatious

[ˌɒstenˈteɪʃəs] ADJ [behaviour, car, clothes] → ostentoso; [surroundings, style of living] → suntuoso, fastuoso

ostentatious

[ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs] adj
[display, wealth] → ostentatoire
an ostentatious display of affection → une démonstration d'affection ostentatoire
[building, event] → prétentieux/euse
an ostentatious wedding reception → une cérémonie de mariage prétentieuse
[person] → qui se fait remarquer
to be ostentatious → se faire remarquer

ostentatious

adj
(= pretentious)pompös, protzig (inf)
(= conspicuous)ostentativ, betont auffällig

ostentatious

[ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs] adj (lifestyle) → pretenzioso/a; (gesture, wealth) → ostentato/a
to be ostentatious about sth → ostentare qc

ostentatious

(ostenˈteiʃəs) adjective
behaving, done etc in such a way as to be seen by other people and to impress them. Their style of living is very ostentatious.
ˌostenˈtation noun
ˌostenˈtatiousness noun
ˌostenˈtatiously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Hidden from mankind, --forgotten by himself, or buried so deeply under a sculptured and ornamented pile of ostentatious deeds that his daily life could take no note of it,--there may have lurked some evil and unsightly thing.
Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.
What to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?
But the comical thing about it all, is, that the fig-leaf is confined to cold and pallid marble, which would be still cold and unsuggestive without this sham and ostentatious symbol of modesty, whereas warm-blood paintings which do really need it have in no case been furnished with it.
Stryver, preparing him with ostentatious friendliness for the disclosure he was about to make, "because I know you don't mean half you say; and if you meant it all, it would be of no importance.
He passed his hand complacently over his bald head, and said with ostentatious resignation:
and the ostentatious clemency with which he had just now exhibited the same fat five fingers.
Thank you, I shall not trouble you," she said frostily, and tripped away over the oozing field with Smilash, who held the umbrella over her with ostentatious solicitude.
In the kingdom of Great Britain, where all the ostentatious apparatus of monarchy is to be provided for, not above a fifteenth part of the annual income of the nation is appropriated to the class of expenses last mentioned; the other fourteen fifteenths are absorbed in the payment of the interest of debts contracted for carrying on the wars in which that country has been engaged, and in the maintenance of fleets and armies.
But with his simple Musketeer's uniform and nothing but the manner in which he threw back his head and advanced his foot, Athos instantly took the place which was his due and consigned the ostentatious Porthos to the second rank.
The baron, followed by the count, traversed a long series of apartments, in which the prevailing characteristics were heavy magnificence and the gaudiness of ostentatious wealth, until he reached the boudoir of Madame Danglars -- a small octagonal-shaped room, hung with pink satin, covered with white Indian muslin.
They were then, with no other delay than his pointing out the neatness of the entrance taken into the house; and as soon as they were in the parlour, he welcomed them a second time, with ostentatious formality to his humble abode, and punctually repeated all his wife's offers of refreshment.