Definitions for ostentationˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -tən-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostentation, fanfare, flash(noun)

    a gaudy outward display

  2. ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation(noun)

    lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

  3. ostentation(noun)

    pretentious or showy or vulgar display

Wiktionary

  1. ostentation(Noun)

    Ambitious display; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause.

  2. ostentation(Noun)

    A show or spectacle.

  3. Origin: Originated 1425–75 from late ostentacioun, from ostentation, from ostentatio, equivalent to ostentātus (past participle of ostentāre, to display or exhibit), frequentative of ostendere (to present, display) + -ion.


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  • okázalostCzech
  • Pomp, Prahlerei, Spektakel, Zurschaustellung, Schau, SchaustellungGerman
  • näytös, näytelmäFinnish
  • spectacle, ostentationFrench
  • show, aanstellerij, spektakelDutch
  • ostentațieRomanian
  • выставление напоказ, хвастовство, показное проявление, демонстрацияRussian

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