Ostentatiousness



[os-ten-tey-shuh s, -tuh n-] /ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-/

adjective
1.
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others:
an ostentatious dresser.
2.
(of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice:
Lady Bountiful’s ostentatious charity.
/ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
adj.

1701, from ostentation + -ous. Earlier in a similar sense were ostentative (c.1600); ostentive (1590s). Related: Ostentatiously; ostentatiousness (1650s).

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