Definitions for ostentatiousˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•ten•ta•tious*ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-(adj.)

  1. characterized by pretentious show in an attempt to impress others.

  2. intended to attract notice:

    ostentatious charity.

* Syn: See grandiose.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostentatious, pretentious(adj)

    intended to attract notice and impress others

    "an ostentatious sable coat"

  2. ostentatious, pretentious(adj)

    (of a display) tawdry or vulgar


  1. ostentatious(Adjective)

    Of ostentation.

  2. ostentatious(Adjective)

    Intended to attract notice.

  3. ostentatious(Adjective)

    Of tawdry display; kitsch.

  4. Origin: Originated 1650–60; ostentation+-ious.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


behaving, done etc in such a way as to be seen by other people and to impress them

Their style of living is very ostentatious.

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