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showiness

[shoh-ee-nis]
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noun
  1. the property or characteristic of being showy.
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Origin of showiness

First recorded in 1805–15; showy + -ness
Related formsun·show·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for showiness

conceit, hypocrisy, snobbery, pomposity, hilarity, glamour, glitz, sheen, luster, parade, show, pretension, spectacle, affectation, array, demonstration, splurge, swank, boasting, flash

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Historical Examples of showiness

  • Lila was shocked and awed by her friend's showiness and indifference.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris

  • "Showiness" is common in every trumpery village in the land.

  • Showiness such as that of the big, black-haired, blue-eyed Irishman is enough to "put out" the light of any one else!

  • In point of showiness of stores and bustle, the streets of Philadelphia are far behind New York.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2

    Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach

  • Gaud′iness, showiness; Gaud′y, an English university feast or festival.