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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Pretentious or showy or vulgar display; Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity; A gaudy outward display.

Usage examples (27)
  • Whatever is done without ostentation and without the people being the witnesses of it, is, in my opinion most praise worthy.
  • As for the painters who commanded these extraordinary prices, they rivalled each other in ostentation and vanity.
  • Another simile comes to mind when thinking about the comparison: The haiku were slim, efficient tidy bodies — healthy, lacking in ostentation and self-assured about...
  • You'll see a painted winder there which that 'Umpage got put up to his aunt -- that's his ostentation, that is. for more
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