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synonyms for ostentation

  • affectation
  • array
  • boast
  • boasting
  • brag
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bravado
  • demonstration
  • display
  • exhibition
  • flamboyance
  • flash
  • flourish
  • fuss
  • garishness
  • magnificence
  • pageant
  • pageantry
  • parade
  • pomp
  • pomposity
  • pompousness
  • pretending
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • put-on
  • shine
  • show
  • showiness
  • spectacle
  • splendor
  • splurge
  • swagger
  • swank
  • vainglory
  • vaunt
  • false front
  • flaunting
  • grandstand play
  • parading
  • showing off
  • showoff
  • swaggering
  • vaunting
  • window-dressing
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antonyms for ostentation

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  • concealment
  • dullness
  • hiding
  • modesty
  • ordinariness
  • simplicity
  • truth
  • plainness
  • quiet
  • reservation
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Ostentation refers to vain, ambitious, pretentious, or offensive display: tasteless and vulgar ostentation. Display applies to an intentionally conspicuous show: a great display of wealth. Show often indicates an external appearance that may or may not accord with actual facts: a show of modesty. Pomp suggests such a show of dignity and authority as characterizes a ceremony of state: The coronation was carried out with pomp and splendor.

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How to use ostentation in a sentence

The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He displayed no ostentation in dress, or equipage, or manners, to provoke the desire in others to humble him.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The malecontents at the coffeehouses of London murmured at this profusion, and accused William of ostentation.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
In all this, we repeat, there is neither refinement nor elegance, but simply vulgar ostentation.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
She is aristocratic to the nth degree, and is never over done; courage she has, but no ostentation.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The procession of one of the mighty, on the other hand, was marshaled with all possible display and ostentation.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
For there is gathered in indestructible stone all the fear, ostentation, 40and vulgar pride of our brothers.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
A very general fault in the men was an unfortunate rivalry, engendered by the ostentation and bad taste of the others.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
The ostentation of the court had become an onerous ceremony, the monarchical principle an unendurable constraint.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
He had a singular abhorrence of luxury, waste, and ostentation.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRYJAMES PARTON
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WORDS RELATED TO OSTENTATION

  • affectednesses
  • arrogance
  • false fronts
  • fronts
  • haughtiness
  • hauteurs
  • mannerisms
  • ostentation
  • pomposities
  • poses
  • pretenses
  • pretensions
  • pretentiousness
  • put-ons
  • shows
  • superciliousnesses
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