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showy

adjective uk   /ˈʃəʊ.i/  us   /ˈʃoʊ-/ disapproving
attracting a lot of attention by being very colourful or bright, but without any real beauty: a showy production of a play Her dress was too showy for such a formal occasion.
showily
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
showiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “showy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 花俏的, 招搖的, 過分華麗的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花哨的, 招摇的, 过分华丽的…
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