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  1. in a showy manner.
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Origin of showily

First recorded in 1780–90; showy + -ly
Related formsun·show·i·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for showily

Historical Examples

  • He was proud of his strength, and showily fearless in danger.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

  • It was a huge, ornate place, showily furnished and glaring with lights.

  • His sister Hrefna was there also, and was dressed most showily.

    Laxdla Saga


  • He is showily dressed, with a vast expanse of cravat and waistcoat.

  • She was neatly but not showily dressed, and wore a little jewellery of a ten-years-back fashion.

    The Recipe for Diamonds

    Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne