[ os-ten-tey-shuh s, -tuh n- ]
/ ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən- /
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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greatness, splendor, elegance, richness, array, exhibit, parade, demonstration, act, presentation, example, radiance, majesty, show, brilliance, pomp, glitter, style, swank, lavishness
- ostensive definition,
Origin of ostentatious
SYNONYMS FOR ostentatious
1. See grandiose.
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/ (ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs) /
characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
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