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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhibitionist, show-offverb

    someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

  2. flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swankverb

    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

    "he showed off his new sports car"


  1. show-offnoun

    One who shows off.

    Quit being such a show-off, before someone gets hurt.

  2. show-offnoun

    A person who attracts attention by frequently demonstrating their talents. The tone of the word varies depending on the speaker's relationship with the subject, although it is most usually employed in a mildly mocking manner.


  1. show-off

    A show-off is a person who displays their skills, qualities, or possessions in a boastful, attention-seeking manner, excessively and often inappropriately, to impress others or gain admiration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of show-off in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of show-off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of show-off in a Sentence

  1. Madelene Sagstrom:

    Of course I want to show off my game to her, I ca n’t deny that, i mean, I ’m playing well at the moment. Who knows where her mind is at right now ?

  2. Jim Ananich:

    This protest wasn't about the stay-at-home order, it was an opportunity for a small group of folks -- very few of whom were engaging in social distancing or wearing masks -- to show off their swastika posters, confederate flags, nooses hanging from cars and signs calling for murder, threatening Capitol police, staff, press, and elected members is not how we do business here in Michigan.

  3. Jim Holder:

    There are an awful lot of fast cars and supercars on display this year, what you see now is an industry that has got its swagger back and wants to show off a bit rather than put its hair shirt on about high miles per gallon and these slightly more mundane things.

  4. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    Naturally we will leave it to the market to decide, whoever has money, whoever has projects, whoever creates employment, whoever has intriguing ideas should know that Italy is the right place to show off their skills.

  5. Chiara Scaglia:

    Luxury is ... not about buying to show off, it's about buying items that make you feel good.

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    the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
    • A. endeavor
    • B. odometer
    • C. cycling
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