showily


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Related to showily: coyly

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.showily - with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner; "Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly"
2.showily - in a fancy colorful manner; "he dresses rather flamboyantly"
Translations

showily

[ˈʃəʊɪlɪ] ADVostentosamente

showily

advprotzig (inf); furnished also, producedbombastisch; behavetheatralisch; showily dressedaufgeputzt
References in classic literature ?
They walked arm-in-arm, showily enough, but without appearing to interchange a syllable.
For the girls she seemed anxious only to render them as superficially attractive and showily accomplished as they could possibly be made, without present trouble or discomfort to themselves; and I was to act accordingly--to study and strive to amuse and oblige, instruct, refine, and polish, with the least possible exertion on their part, and no exercise of authority on mine.
Brexit-supporting ministers also showily produced letters of no confidence, pontificating about how Mrs May's deal was not what people voted for in 2016.
He's also covered in tattoos, maybe not showily (most are hidden by his clothing) but with the same dedication that he brings to comics.
In fact, in the coda she peppered her fouettes with double turns, while showily opening and closing her fan.
But Charlemont's performance of "The great hard work of magnanimity" suggests a bravura performance: he showily submits to charges against him: "I have no purpose to desire / Remission for myself." His defiance of what he sees as D'Amville's "insulting pride" (as with Sebastian, he misses the mood and misrepresents the motives of his antagonist) is conspicuously and extravagantly stoic in its embrace of death:
Musical, self-involved, showily divergent from referential ends:
Albright flitted round the room, poured coffees, distributed papers, showily eager to please.
I'm coming!" she bellows from the elevator as she rides up to her private floor, where I'm waiting in her showily ornate Upper East Side town house.
(Godard, obsessed as always with connecting his work with the traditions of Western art, no doubt also has in mind the convention of three-dimensional painterly effects, from Renaissance parapet paintings to Chardin's drawers, pipes, and knives showily extending into the viewer's space.) Occasionally resorting to the Fauvist chromaticism he introduced in Eloge de l'amour, Godard allows his color-distorted images to flourish with intensely tinted flowers (psychedelic daisies, eye-searing poppies), shoved into the foreground so they may intrude into our space, and fixates on found loveliness: the bonfire of a woman's .Botticellian inane, a yellow X pulsing on a rain-slicked crosswalk, snowflakes glittering in the air like a slow shower of crystals.
Subtle and worldly at the same time, fashion's artful mash-up was reflected on the runways by designers like Dries Van Noten, who paraded a panoply of optic pieces mixed with Nordic sweaters and psychedelic florals; Kenzo, where zigzag designs mingled showily with abstract patterns that conjured a vibrant coral reef; or Alexander Wang, who played vaguely tribal geometrics against bubble-textured knits -- to name but a handful whose inventive imaginings have threaded their way into an eye-popping, and alluringly tactile, fall tapestry.
Periodicity is showily generated through a poster of the Big B's "Zanjeer" here and a snatch of R.D.