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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]


Intended to attract notice and impress others


ostentatious; pretentious

Context example:

an ostentatious sable coat


flaunty (inclined to flaunt)

showy; splashy (marked by ostentation but often tasteless)


unostentatious (not ostentatious)

Sense 2ostentatious [BACK TO TOP]


Of a display that is tawdry or vulgar


kitsch; ostentatious; pretentious


tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

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