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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.
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Noun1.showiness - extravagant elaborateness; "he wrote with great flamboyance"
elaborateness, ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
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[ˈʃəʊɪnɪs] Nostentación f
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nProtzigkeit f (inf); (of person)auffallende Art; (as regards clothes) → Aufgeputztheit f; (of manner)theatralische Art; (of ceremony, décor)bombastische Art; (of colour)Auffälligkeit f; (of production)Effekthascherei f
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(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.
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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References in classic literature ?
Whatever was not problematical and suspected about this young man--for example, a certain showiness as to foreign ideas, and a disposition to unsettle what had been settled and forgotten by his elders-- was positively unwelcome to a physician whose standing had been fixed thirty years before by a treatise on Meningitis, of which at least one copy marked "own" was bound in calf.
It is especially in the critiques of the paintings that this tension is enacted, since the many references to the painters' "mannered, overwrought style" and "showiness" that stems from their deliberate "effort of transcendence" is repeatedly contrasted to the austerity of classical art (Banville 1998, 76).
It is, therefore, inexcusable, that in this day and age of widely affordable mediums of transportation and communication, those who traverse the face of the earth supposedly continuing the work of Jesus, are given to needless flamboyance and showiness, with a special knack for joining the propertied class, while their congregations are mostly urged to live modestly and cast their thoughts away from the things of the world.
This is show business in all its showiness and business, a domain that thrived on intrigues that were as false as its significant films were about truths.
As the Pope, often praised for his lack of showiness, arrived at the lustrous Presidential palace in Abu Dhabi in his humble Kia Soul car, in a convoy of much larger and opulent vehicles, it was the beginning of a new dawn.
to the showiness of his more popular Leigh Hunt stablemate, Barry
The showiness of the risk involved with your daughter's hobby of choice does not change this fundamental truth.
The above is actually a spot-on example of the hollow showiness with helicopters laid on that has suddenly become the trend.
Despite (or maybe because of) its complete lack of substance (there were few actual Jews present for the ceremony) and laughable showiness (Noah processed through town dressed in an ermine robe, styling himself a "Judge of Israel"), the spectacle of September 2, 1825, embodies the often strained quality of Jewish thinking on the subject of America.
Although this means it can't offer quite as much dance from these roles, what might be lost in technical showiness is made up for in real charm.
This is because, for all the showiness in his narrative gambits and his deconstruction of cinematic tropes, Haneke's direction tends to recede into the background.
"But coming up to Christmas I was looking for showiness and meat and the steer had that in abundance."