II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS
4. Extrinsic Affections
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].
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.
ad captandum vulgus [Lat.].