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ostentatious

adjective uk   /ˌɒs.tenˈteɪ.ʃəs/  us   /ˌɑː.stən-/ disapproving
too obviously showing your money, possessions, or power, in an attempt to make other people notice and admire you: They criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of their leaders. an ostentatious gesture/manner
ostentatiously
adverb uk   us   /-li/ disapproving
The room was ostentatiously decorated in white and silver. He took out his gold watch and laid it ostentatiously (= very obviously so everyone would notice) on the table in front of him.
Translations of “ostentatious”
in Vietnamese phô trương…
in Spanish ostentoso…
in Thai โอ้อวด…
in Malaysian menjolok mata…
in French ostentatoire…
in German protzig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋪張的,擺闊的, 炫耀的,賣弄的, 招搖的…
in Indonesian mencolok…
in Russian показной…
in Turkish gösterişli, görkemli, göz alıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铺张的,摆阔的, 炫耀的,卖弄的, 招摇的…
in Polish ostentacyjny…
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