- characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
- (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.
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Contemporary Examples of ostentatiously
The consul was a keen golfer, so Cunningham ostentatiously visited the clubhouse with his clubs and an overnight bag.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes
November 17, 2013
Brotherhood cadres have been ostentatiously preparing "paramilitary" units, but they are really just street gangs.Morsi-less: Are Egyptians Done with the Muslim Brothers?
July 1, 2013
Historical Examples of ostentatiously
Then he ostentatiously returned the gun he was holding to its holster.The Law-Breakers
We took revolvers, holding them ostentatiously in our pockets.
They were ostentatiously solemnizing the obsequies of the departed monarch.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
She was not merely regardless of it, but ostentatiously disdainful.Schwartz: A History
David Christie Murray
The girl was now shunned, ostentatiously, carefully shunned.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
- characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display