What does pageantry mean?

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ˈpædʒ ən tripageant·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pageant, pageantrynoun

    a rich and spectacular ceremony

  2. pageant, pageantrynoun

    an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes


  1. pageantrynoun

    A pageant; a colourful show or display, as in a pageant.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pageantrynoun

    Pomp; show.

    Etymology: from pageant.

    All these inconveniences are consequent to this dogmatizing, supposing men in the right; but if they be in the wrong, what a ridiculous pageantry is it to see such a philosophical gravity set man out a solecism. Governm. of the Tongue.

    Such pageantry be to the people shown;
    There boast thy horse’s trappings and thy own. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pageantrynoun

    scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pageantry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pageantry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pageantry in a Sentence

  1. Tony Muia:

    Dyker Heights is the undisputed king of Christmas pageantry in New York City, or as we like to say … fuggedaboutit.

  2. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.

  3. Abraham Denmark:

    The key lessons of Singapore are that President Trump sees tremendous value in the imagery of diplomacy and wants to be seen as a bold leader, even if the substance of the diplomacy is far behind the pageantry.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    She recognized looking back and watching some of the other ones that that's a no-win situation. You can't compete with the pageantry of the President in the halls of Congress with the vice president and speaker.

  5. Catherine Dill:

    Just because he seems like a jolly man doesn't mean that his intentions are pure, or that he's unable to launch a missile again, a lot of the summit, even if the true intention of President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un was to work towards peace at some point, there's a lot of pageantry involved. So in some sense, he was acting.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. profound
    • B. squashy
    • C. victimised
    • D. nasty

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