[ os-ten-tey-shuhs, -tuhn- ]
/ ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən- /
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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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synonym study for ostentatious
1. See grandiose.
OTHER WORDS FROM ostentatiousos·ten·ta·tious·ly, adverbos·ten·ta·tious·ness, nounun·os·ten·ta·tious, adjectiveun·os·ten·ta·tious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ostentatious
/ (ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs) /
characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
Derived forms of ostentatiousostentatiously, adverb
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