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showy

[ shoh-ee ]
/ ˈʃoʊ i /
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adjective, show·i·er, show·i·est.

making an imposing display: showy flowers.
pompous; ostentatious; gaudy.

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Origin of showy

First recorded in 1705–15; show + -y1

synonym study for showy

2. See gaudy1, grandiose.

OTHER WORDS FROM showy

un·show·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for showy

showy
/ (ˈʃəʊɪ) /

adjective showier or showiest

gaudy, flashy, or ostentatious
making a brilliant or imposing display

Derived forms of showy

showily, adverbshowiness, noun
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