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Meaning of OSTENTATIOUS

Pronunciation:  `√Ęstunt'eyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
  2. [adj]  of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
 

OSTENTATIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: conspicuous, flaunty, in poor taste(p), kitsch, pretentious, showy, splashy, tasteless
 
 Antonyms: unostentatious, unpretentious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Os`ten*ta"tious\, a.
Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous;
pretentious; boastful.

      Far from being ostentatious of the good you do.
                                               --Dryden.

      The ostentatious professions of many years. --Macaulay.
-- {Os`ten*ta"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Os`ten*ta"tious*ness}, n.

 
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