4. Extrinsic Affections


[Nouns] ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade, etalage, pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, splurge, glitter, strut, pomposity; pretense, pretensions; showing off; fuss.

magnificence, splendor; coup d'oeil; grand doings.

coup de theatre; stage effect, stage trick; claptrap; mise en scene; tour de force; chic.

demonstration, flying colors; tomfoolery; flourish of trumpets (celebration) [more]; pageant, pageantry; spectacle, exhibition, exposition, procession; turn out, set out; grand function; f�te, gala, field day, review, march past, promenade, insubstantial pageant.

dress; court dress, full dress, evening dress, ball dress, fancy dress; tailoring, millinery, man millinery, frippery, foppery, equipage.

ceremony, ceremonial; ritual; form, formality; etiquette; puncto, punctilio, punctiliousness; starched stateliness, stateliness.

mummery, solemn mockery, mouth honor.

attitudinarian; fop [more].

[Verbs] be ostentatious; come forward, put oneself forward; attract attention, star it.

cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge; figure, figure away; make a show, make a display; glitter.

show off, show offone's paces; parade, march past; display, exhibit, put forward, hold up; trot out, hand out; sport, brandish, blazon forth; dangle, dangle before the eyes.

cry up (praise) [more]; proner, flaunt, emblazon, prink, set off, mount, have framed and glazed.

put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon; clean the outside of the platter (disguise) [more].

[Adjectives] ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious; janty, jaunty; grand, pompous, palatial; high-sounding; turgid (big-sounding) [more]; gairish, garish; gaudy, gaudy as a peacock, gaudy as a butterfly, gaudy as a tulip; flaunting, flashing, flaming, glittering; gay (ornate) [more].

splendid, magnificent, sumptuous.

theatrical, dramatic, spectacular; ceremonial, ritual.

solemn, stately, majestic, formal, stiff, ceremonious, punctilious, starched.

en granite tenue, in best bib and tucker, in Sunday best, endimanch�, chic.

[Adverbs] with flourish of trumpet, with beat of drum, with flying colors.

ad captandum vulgus [Lat.].

[Phrases] honores mutant mores.

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