Definitions for ostentationˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -tən-
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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.
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Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
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.
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