American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by or given to ostentation; pretentious. See Synonyms at showy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making public display.
- Characterized by ostentation; making display or vain show from vanity or pride.
- Showy; gaudy; intended for vain display: as, ostentatious ornaments.
- Synonyms Dashing, flaunting. See ostentation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.
- adj. intended to attract notice and impress others
- adj. (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
- Originated 1650–60; ostentation+-ious. (Wiktionary)
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