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English definition of “ostentatious”

ostentatious

adjective     /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/mannerAttention-seeking, distracting and showing off ostentatiously     /-li/ adverb 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.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
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