ostentation definition

  • noun:
    • Pretentious screen meant to impress other individuals; boastful showiness.
    • Archaic The work or an example of showing; an exhibition.
    • committed show; vain tv show; display designed to stimulate admiration or applause.
    • A show or spectacle.
    • The act of ostentating or of creating an ambitious display; unnecessary tv show; pretentious parade; -- typically in a detractive good sense.
    • A show or spectacle.
    • Display; particularly, community screen.
    • A sight or spectacle; show; service.
    • bold display; pretentious parade; vain show; screen designed to excite admiration or applause.
    • Synonyms Show, Display, Parade, Ostentation, flourish, dash. Show is the most general term for purposed event of the that might happen kept private; therefore, it offers others. Ostentation is always bad; others might be great using relations. Parade and screen tend to be more suggestive regarding the simple act, ostentation for the spirit: since, which will make a parade of your discovering; it was ostentation that led the Pharisees to create a parade or screen of the charities and prayers. Parade is a matter of vanity; ostentation, of vanity, pleasure, or aspiration.
    • a gaudy outward screen
    • pretentious or showy or vulgar display
    • insufficient beauty as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

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