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- n. The property or characteristic of being ostentatious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being ostentatious; vain display; boastfulness; vanity; ostentation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
"Godspell" works best when it is presented most simply, and this production steers well away from the kind of glossy big-bucks ostentatiousness that could have killed it stone dead.
We must not allow personal presumptions and private stylistic preferences to absolutely determine what constitutes ostentatiousness or "mere sumptuous display," (SC, para. 124) recalling as well that "[the] Church has not adopted any particular style of art as her very own; she has admitted styles from every period" (para. 123); we must seek to distinguish between personal preference and universal principle.
In digging through the strata of accusations focused on artifice -- dubious motivation, false presentation, ostentatiousness -- it should have become clear that the underlying suspicion being voiced is that the writer's "artifice" is covering a shallow concern with status, that the primary purpose of the work is to establish the writer's superiority.
“I always thought Bram had ostentatiousness down to a fine art, but you make him look like an amateur.”
But even if you're not especially into automobiles and think that a 1,001 horsepower engine in a hand-made body that goes for a list price that could buy you a decent seven-room house on Key Biscayne is an amazing show of ostentatiousness and conspicuous consumption, you have to admit that it is a magnificent piece of automotive styling and grace in a remarkably compact and understated manner.
I was okay with Ozy's costume looking like it did, since that level of...ostentatiousness, I guess, seems fitting to the character.
"Over the last few years ostentatiousness was in and having space in the top of towers with phenomenal Central Park views was highly coveted," said Ben Friedland,
They should include social dissuasion against conspicuous consumption, ostentatiousness and corruption.
Over the years, the uniforms had mitigated the disparity between the sons of the wealthy and those of us on scholarship because there was no opportunity for competition in clothes or other ostentatiousness, as at many other schools.
Their proximity to a village of migrant construction workers across the street makes their ostentatiousness all the more striking.
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