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  • as infeaturing
  • as inacting
  • as inaffectation
  • as inexhibitionism
  • as inostentation
  • as invanity

synonyms for showing off

  • displaying
  • headlining
  • highlighting
  • presenting
  • promoting
  • pushing
  • recommending
  • showing
  • starring
  • turning
  • calling attention to
  • drawing attention to
  • giving center stage to
  • making much of
  • pointing up
  • turning the spotlight on
  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
  • arrogance
  • pride
  • affectation
  • airs
  • conceitedness
  • display
  • narcissism
  • ostentation
  • pretension
  • self-love
  • self-worship
  • show
  • smugness
  • vainglory
  • big-headedness
  • ego trip
  • self-admiration
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How to use showing off in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,—the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
From several doorways other men emerged, some of martial bearing, showing that the place was garrisoned to some extent.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
They had proceeded a mile when Bruno came running back, showing by his manner he had news to impart.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
An incident of the campaign of 1806 gave the Marshal's enemies an excellent opening for showing their dislike.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I have been accused of showing irreverence towards these barbarous kings and priests.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
She opened her mouth wide showing ten yellow teeth and squealed like a rabbit!
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A student, showing the Museum at Oxford to a party, among other things produced a rusty sword.
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Obviously the time had come for Old England to set the colonies right by showing less concession and more power.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
Table showing the quantity of inorganic matters in 100 parts of different plants dried at 212°.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SHOWING OFF

  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • showing off
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.