ostentatious
[ os-ten-tey-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from ostentat(ion) + -ious
Synonyms
  • pretentious
  • swank
  • boastful
  • crass
  • exhibitionistic
Antonyms
  • calm
  • moderate
  • tasteful
Definition
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
Example
She was the kind of person who bought intellectual books to ostentatiously display and impress her company.
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