HyperDic: ostentation

English > 3 senses of the word ostentation:
NOUNcommunicationostentation, fanfare, flasha gaudy outward display
attributeostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflationlack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
attributeostentationpretentious / pretentious or showy or vulgar display
ostentation > pronunciation
Soundsao.stehntey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ostentation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA gaudy outward display.
Synonymsfanfare, flash
Narrowerbravado, blusterA swaggering show of courage
exhibitionismextravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
pedantryAn ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
ritzostentatious display of elegance
splurgeAn ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
BroaderdisplayExhibiting openly in public view
Spanishcharanga, fanfarria, ostentación
Catalanfanfàrria, ostentació
Adjectivesostentatiousintended to attract notice and impress others
Verbsostentatedisplay proudly
English > ostentation: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaninglack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
Synonymsostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation
BroaderineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Spanishampulosidad, aparatosidad, ostentación, pomposidad, rimbombancia
Catalanaltisonància, ampul·lositat, aparatositat, grandiloqüència, ostentació, pompositat
English > ostentation: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningpretentious / pretentious or showy or vulgar display.
Broaderpretentiousness, pretension, largenessThe quality of being pretentious / pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false / false appearance of great importance or worth)
Spanishaparato, ostentación, pompa
Catalanaparat, ostentació, pompa
Adjectivesostentatiousintended to attract notice and impress others
Verbsostentatedisplay proudly

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