Origin of ostentation
OTHER WORDS FROM ostentationnon·os·ten·ta·tion, noun
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Ostentation is the pretentious or conspicuous showing of one’s wealth or importance. How does ostentation compare to show, display, and pomp? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
How to use ostentation in a sentence
You eschew ostentation when times are good, and you pay your fair share of the cost when times are bad.
He was a showman who indulged in ostentation and flamboyance.
It can be shocking at first—the copious amounts of nudity, ostentation, “O” faces, all twisted, layered, sometimes even malformed.
The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He displayed no ostentation in dress, or equipage, or manners, to provoke the desire in others to humble him.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The malecontents at the coffeehouses of London murmured at this profusion, and accused William of ostentation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
In all this, we repeat, there is neither refinement nor elegance, but simply vulgar ostentation.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
She is aristocratic to the nth degree, and is never over done; courage she has, but no ostentation.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker