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English definition of “showy”

showy

adjective     /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.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off showily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb showiness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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