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OSTENTATIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ostentatious mean? 

OSTENTATIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective OSTENTATIOUS has 2 senses:

1. intended to attract notice and impress others
2. of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

  Familiarity information: OSTENTATIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSTENTATIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1ostentatious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intended to attract notice and impress others

Synonyms:

ostentatious; pretentious

Context example:

an ostentatious sable coat

Similar:

flaunty (inclined to flaunt)

showy; splashy (marked by ostentation but often tasteless)

Antonym:

unostentatious (not ostentatious)


Sense 2ostentatious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

Synonyms:

kitsch; ostentatious; pretentious

Similar:

tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)


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