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show·y

 (shō′ē)
adj. show·i·er, show·i·est
1. Making a striking or aesthetically pleasing display: showy flowers.
2. Marked by or given to extravagant, often tasteless display.

show′i·ly adv.
show′i·ness n.
Synonyms: showy, flamboyant, ostentatious, pretentious
These adjectives mean marked by a striking, often excessively conspicuous display: a showy rhinestone bracelet; an entertainer's flamboyant personality; an ostentatious sable coat; pretentious name-dropping.

showy

(ˈʃəʊɪ)
adj, showier or showiest
1. gaudy, flashy, or ostentatious
2. making a brilliant or imposing display
ˈshowily adv
ˈshowiness n

show•y

(ˈʃoʊ i)

adj. show•i•er, show•i•est.
1. making an imposing display: showy flowers.
2. pompous; ostentatious; gaudy.
[1705–15]
show′i•ly, adv.
show′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.showy - marked by ostentation but often tasteless; "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad"
ostentatious, pretentious - intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
2.showy - displaying brilliance and virtuosity
theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
3.showy - (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
colourful, colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
4.showy - superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense; "a glossy TV series"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

showy

adjective ostentatious, flamboyant, flashy, flash (informal), loud, over the top (informal), brash, pompous, pretentious, gaudy, garish, tawdry, splashy (informal), tinselly They were smart but not showy.
quiet, restrained, discreet, tasteful, unobtrusive, muted, subdued, low-key

showy

adjective
Marked by outward, often extravagant display:
Translations
مُبَهْرَج، مُزَوَّق إلى حَدٍ كبير
efektnínápadný
skrautlegur, áberandi; í æpandi litum

showy

[ˈʃəʊɪ] ADJ (showier (compar) (showiest (superl))) → ostentoso

showy

[ˈʃəʊi] adjtapageur/euse

showy

adj (+er)protzig (inf); personauffallend; (as regards clothes) → protzig angezogen (inf); mannertheatralisch; ceremony, décorbombastisch; colourgrell, auffällig; productionbombastisch, auf Schau (inf)or Effekte gemacht

showy

[ˈʃəʊɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → vistoso/a, appariscente

show

(ʃəu) past tense showed: past participles showed ~shown verb
1. to allow or cause to be seen. Show me your new dress; Please show your membership card when you come to the club; His work is showing signs of improvement.
2. to be able to be seen. The tear in your dress hardly shows; a faint light showing through the curtains.
3. to offer or display, or to be offered or displayed, for the public to look at. Which picture is showing at the cinema?; They are showing a new film; His paintings are being shown at the art gallery.
4. to point out or point to. He showed me the road to take; Show me the man you saw yesterday.
5. (often with (a)round) to guide or conduct. Please show this lady to the door; They showed him (a)round (the factory).
6. to demonstrate to. Will you show me how to do it?; He showed me a clever trick.
7. to prove. That just shows / goes to show how stupid he is.
8. to give or offer (someone) kindness etc. He showed him no mercy.
noun
1. an entertainment, public exhibition, performance etc. a horse-show; a flower show; the new show at the theatre; a TV show.
2. a display or act of showing. a show of strength.
3. an act of pretending to be, do etc (something). He made a show of working, but he wasn't really concentrating.
4. appearance, impression. They just did it for show, in order to make themselves seem more important than they are.
5. an effort or attempt. He put up a good show in the chess competition.
ˈshowy adjective
giving an impression of value by a bright and striking outward appearance. His clothes are too showy for my liking.
ˈshowiness noun
ˈshow-business noun
the entertainment industry, especially the branch of the theatre concerned with variety shows, comedy etc.
ˈshowcase noun
a glass case for displaying objects in a museum, shop etc.
ˈshowdown noun
an open, decisive quarrel etc ending a period of rivalry etc.
ˈshowground noun
an area where displays etc are held.
ˈshow-jumping noun
a competitive sport in which horses and their riders have to jump a series of artificial fences, walls etc.
ˈshowman noun
a person who owns or manages an entertainment, a stall at a fair etc.
ˈshowroom noun
a room where objects for sale etc are displayed for people to see. a car showroom.
give the show away
to make known a secret, trick etc.
good show!
that's good!.
on show
being displayed in an exhibition, showroom etc. There are over five hundred paintings on show here.
show off
1. to show or display for admiration. He showed off his new car by taking it to work.
2. to try to impress others with one's possessions, ability etc. She is just showing off – she wants everyone to know how well she speaks French (noun ˈshow-off a person who does this).
show up
1. to make obvious. This light shows up the places where I've mended this coat.
2. to reveal the faults of. Mary was so neat that she really showed me up.
3. to stand out clearly. The scratches showed up on the photograph.
4. to appear or arrive. I waited for her, but she never showed up.
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