adjective, show·i·er, show·i·est.
- showy crab apple,
- showy orchis,
Origin of showy
Examples from the Web for showy
But that category is full of showy performances, and George is not the showboating role in that play.A Tony Voter on Bryan Cranston’s Overrated LBJ, Neil Patrick Harris’s Underwhelming Hedwig|Michael Musto|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The showy accoutrements of state power have replaced the vestments of resistance.
The category gives actors the chance to do showy, attention-grabbing work, stepping into ready-made characters.
One pollster said a showy pregnancy could just “annoy people.”
And yet, many of her sentences struck me as showy, or straining toward cleverness.
It would doubtless make a showy appearance in a cool greenhouse.
I'm half afraid that our showy friend has eclipsed him in your eyes, as I own to you he has in mine, clever fellow that he is.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
His ardent Highland nature led him to rejoice in the picturesque and the showy, and he was fond of music and of society.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce
Cavalcades of Persians on showy horses gaily caparisoned dashed past 121 frequently.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
Sativus, the old Saffron Crocus, is showy, but is a shy bloomer in most gardens.The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott