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The names Jay, Peacock, and Parrott point to showiness and pride and empty talkativeness.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
The same shallowness of temper, the same showiness and falsehood, ran through his personal character.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME II (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
Elements of showiness and freshness have been added to their once unobtrusive architecture.
THE BLUE-GRASS REGION OF KENTUCKYJAMES LANE ALLEN
So handsome—so very, very impressive in all his elegant calm showiness.
AARON'S RODD. H. LAWRENCE
Habitual showiness in language, as in dress and manners, denotes lack of discipline or lack of refinement.
ESSAYS STHETICALGEORGE CALVERT
This is a lovely winter flower, of great value in our gardens, from its showiness.
HARDY PERENNIALS AND OLD FASHIONED FLOWERSJOHN WOOD
Gaud′iness, showiness; Gaud′y, an English university feast or festival.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 2 OF 4: E-M)VARIOUS
The simplicity of his phrases, his entire absence of showiness or bombast, made his influence indescribably deep and powerful.
WE TWOEDNA LYALL
Showiness such as that of the big, black-haired, blue-eyed Irishman is enough to "put out" the light of any one else!
MISS MILLION'S MAIDBERTHA RUCK
The heartless glare and plaster showiness tired her to death; nor were Mrs. Underwood's friends particularly restful.
THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE, VOL. II (OF 2)CHARLOTTE M. YONGE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHOWINESS

  • affectation
  • big talk
  • charade
  • conceit
  • disguise
  • fake
  • false front
  • front
  • hypocrisy
  • ostentation
  • phony
  • pomposity
  • pretentiousness
  • put-on
  • self-importance
  • show
  • showboat
  • showiness
  • showoff
  • snobbery
  • splash
  • vainglory
  • vanity
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