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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