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ostentatiousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being ostentatious; vain display; boastfulness; vanity; ostentation.

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  • noun The property or characteristic of being ostentatious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

Etymologies

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ostentatious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • "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.

    That Wild and Crazy Messiah

  • 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.

    Noble Simplicity and the Liturgiologist Edmund Bishop

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • 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.

    Pretentiousness

  • “I always thought Bram had ostentatiousness down to a fine art, but you make him look like an amateur.”

    Entice Me at Twilight

  • “I always thought Bram had ostentatiousness down to a fine art, but you make him look like an amateur.”

    Entice Me at Twilight

  • “I always thought Bram had ostentatiousness down to a fine art, but you make him look like an amateur.”

    Entice Me at Twilight

  • “I always thought Bram had ostentatiousness down to a fine art, but you make him look like an amateur.”

    Entice Me at Twilight

  • 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.

    March 2006

  • I was okay with Ozy's costume looking like it did, since that level of...ostentatiousness, I guess, seems fitting to the character.

    Archive 2008-03-02

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