ostentation, fanfare, flash(noun)
a gaudy outward display
ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation(noun)
lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
pretentious or showy or vulgar display
Ambitious display; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause.
A show or spectacle.
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.
The numerical value of ostentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ostentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Most certainly do not engage in ostentation, waste or luxury.
The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.
Images & Illustrations of ostentation
Translations for ostentation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for ostentation »
Find a translation for the ostentation definition in other languages:
Select another language: