ostentatiously


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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.
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Adv.1.ostentatiously - with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner; "Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly"
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Translations
بِتَظاهُر، بِتَباهٍ
hivalkodóan
meî sÿndarmennsku
okázale
gösterişle

ostentatiously

[ˌɒstenˈteɪʃəslɪ] ADVostentosamente, con ostentación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ostentatiously

[ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəsli] adv
(= showily) → avec ostentation
(= in an exaggerated way) → ostensiblement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ostentatiously

adv
(= pretentiously)pompös, protzig (inf); livepompös, in Pomp, auf großem Fuße
(= conspicuously)ostentativ, betont auffällig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ostentatiously

[ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəslɪ] advcon ostentazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
To this gentleman, Stubb was now politely introduced by the Guernsey-man, who at once ostentatiously put on the aspect of interpreting between them.
They cordially hated them; but the impulses of their resentment were neutralized by their dread of the floating batteries, which lay with their fatal tubes ostentatiously pointed, not at fortifications and redoubts, but at a handful of bamboo sheds, sheltered in a grove of cocoanuts!
A shopkeeper with red pimples on his cheeks near the nose, and a calm, persistent, calculating expression on his plump face, hurriedly and ostentatiously approached the officer, swinging his arms.
The crowd fell apart, now, and the Sheriff came through, ostentatiously leading Potter by the arm.
She made way for him by pushing back her chair, and promptly, and a little ostentatiously, with the desire that the whole house should see what he was doing, Archer seated himself at the Countess Olenska's side.
Nor did the whetstone which the harpooneers carried in their pockets, for their lances and other weapons; and with which whetstones, at dinner, they would ostentatiously sharpen their knives; that grating sound did not at all tend to tranquillize poor Dough-Boy.
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
"That's what I think," declared Mohcharmin, unfolding a newspaper and ostentatiously studying its contents.
Henri so ostentatiously recommended to me by the directress.
A solution seemed in sight, and even Cecil, who had been ostentatiously drinking his tea at the view, felt the eternal attraction of Chance, and turned round.
In a semi-comatose state he conducted her on board an up-town car, ostentatiously paid her fare, leered kindly at her through the rear window and fell off the steps.
Jo.'s gladness, which somehow did not impress me, was duly and ostentatiously celebrated at the bottle.