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You eschew ostentation when times are good, and you pay your fair share of the cost when times are bad.

He was a showman who indulged in ostentation and flamboyance.

It can be shocking at first—the copious amounts of nudity, ostentation, “O” faces, all twisted, layered, sometimes even malformed.

The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.

He displayed no ostentation in dress, or equipage, or manners, to provoke the desire in others to humble him.

The malecontents at the coffeehouses of London murmured at this profusion, and accused William of ostentation.

In all this, we repeat, there is neither refinement nor elegance, but simply vulgar ostentation.

She is aristocratic to the nth degree, and is never over done; courage she has, but no ostentation.

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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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On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ostentation, such as: affectation, array, boast, boasting, brag, and braggadocio.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.