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 ?
This pathetic representation lasted the whole evening, and so ostentatious and artful a display has entirely convinced me that she did in fact feel nothing.
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.
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.
What to the ostentatious smuggling verbalists are the thoughts of thinkers but Loose-Fish?
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.
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.
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.
Carey, thrifty by inclination and economical by necessity, accepted it with mingled feelings; he was envious of his brother because he could afford to give so much, pleased for the sake of his church, and vaguely irritated by a generosity which seemed almost ostentatious.
Even now, there is present to our mind's eye a small and not, ostentatious chamber with whose decorations no fault can be found.
she said, with an ostentatious appearance of changing the subject.
Marian had prepared me for his high stature, his monstrous corpulence, and his ostentatious mourning garments, but not for the horrible freshness and cheerfulness and vitality of the man.
Force of personality," he repeated, with ostentatious calm.