adjective, show·i·er, show·i·est.
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Example sentences from the Web for showy
Also, keto egg bites seem to be merely mini-quiches with a fad-diet name, but those showy Montanans had to go put on airs, like usual.The 2021 Super Bowl food map is a deep dive into America’s weird culinary underbelly|Matt Bonesteel|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
His approach isn’t exactly showy, yet its disciplined austerity calls attention to itself.Pieces of a Woman Features a Superb Performance From Vanessa Kirby, If You Can Bear to Watch It|Stephanie Zacharek|January 8, 2021|Time
While Wonder Woman 1984 still has a bit of the old magic, and its leads all turn in terrific performances, the film is hampered by a frequently nonsensical plot, extraneous showy action sequences, and it's way too heavy-handed with the moralizing.Wonder Woman 1984 is fun, but doesn’t quite capture magic of its predecessor|Jennifer Ouellette|December 26, 2020|Ars Technica
However, much of that is to support Vice President Mike Pence’s vision of getting astronauts back to the moon by 2024—a showy, nostalgic, but unrealistic goal, conveniently timed for when Pence might run for president.America’s technological leadership is at stake in this election|Gideon Lichfield|October 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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.
Oh, and I had a traditionally showy headdress out of the same fabric.Crisis Group and Hillary Clinton Honor Women in Pursuit of Peace|Swanee Hunt|December 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The category gives actors the chance to do showy, attention-grabbing work, stepping into ready-made characters.
It is an archetypal Leigh Fermor anecdote: beautifully written, fabulously romantic and just a little showy.
Among these showy and high-bred soldiers, the hours passed delightfully.
The leaf is small and light green, and it is quite (p. 384) a showy plant when in blossom.
It is to genuine politeness and good breeding, what the showy paste is to the pure diamond.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The flowers do not have the showy colored bracts which forms so prominent a feature in those of many other plants.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
There is a showy boot shop now where the Business College used to be; the new place is in Kingsway.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions