It can be shocking at first—the copious amounts of nudity, ostentation, “O” faces, all twisted, layered, sometimes even malformed.
He was a showman who indulged in ostentation and flamboyance.
He had here no motive or occasion for ostentation, or, as it is called, popularity-hunting.
There was nothing sordid or vulgar, however, in all his ostentation.
The Uruguayan is curiously free from all evidence of this ostentation.
He has now foregone all but his pride, and is yet vain-glorious in the ostentation of his melancholy.
Whatever their lack of ostentation, there was an air of distinction about both that would strike the most casual observer.
After all, every people must have its own forms of ostentation, pretence, and vulgarity.
Suffice it then that it took place at the parish church without any ostentation or fuss.
But it is not sought after with the avarice to hoard, but with the ostentation to expend.
mid-15c., from Old French ostentacion (mid-14c.) and directly from Latin ostentationem (nominative ostentatio) "showing, exhibition, vain display," noun of action from past participle stem of ostentare "to display," frequentative of ostendere "to show" (see ostensible).