What does showy mean?

Definitions for showy
ˈʃoʊ ishowy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word showy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flamboyant, showy, splashy(adj)

    marked by ostentation but often tasteless

    "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad"

  2. showy(adj)

    displaying brilliance and virtuosity

  3. flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty(adj)

    (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

  4. glossy, showy(adj)

    superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

    "a glossy TV series"


  1. showy(Adjective)

    calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Showy(adj)

    making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Showy

    shō′i, adj. making a show: cutting a dash: ostentatious: gay.—adv. Show′ily.—n. Show′iness.

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How to say showy in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of showy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of showy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of showy in a Sentence

  1. Lao Tzu:

    The men who are great live with that which is substantial, they do not stay with that which is superficial they abide with realities, they remain not with what is showy. The one they discard, the other they hold.

  2. Tom Doyle:

    The guitar was great for television, very very showy, and you could see Les' hands fly all over this neck because of the black background.

  3. Mary McNamara:

    Don Draper is not a showy role, because 'Mad Men' is not a showy show. He is not killing anyone, there are no scenery-chewing performances that stand out.

Images & Illustrations of showy

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  • grell, auffällig, schreiend, protzigGerman
  • jactancioso, ostentosoSpanish
  • pramea, näyttäväFinnish
  • tape-à-l’œilFrench
  • éagsúilIrish
  • 派手, けばけばしいJapanese
  • na pokazPolish
  • mirabolantePortuguese
  • на показ, кричащий, безвкусный, напыщенный, показной, пёстрый, эффектный, впечатляющий, яркийRussian
  • mapagyabang, hambogTagalog

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