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"ostentatious" in British English

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ostentatiousadjective

uk   /ˌɒs.tenˈteɪ.ʃəs/  us   /ˌɑː.stən-/ disapproving
ostentatiously
adverb uk   us   /-li/ disapproving
The ​room was ostentatiously ​decorated in ​white and ​silver. He took out his ​goldwatch and ​laid it ostentatiously (= very ​obviously so everyone would ​notice) on the ​table in ​front of him.
(Definition of ostentatious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ostentatious" in American English

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ostentatiousadjective

 us   /ˌɑs·tənˈteɪ·ʃəs/
intended to ​attractadmiration or ​notice: ostentatious ​jewelry ostentatious ​gestures
ostentatiously
adverb  us   /ˌɑs·tənˈteɪ·ʃəs·li/
She ​waved her ​hand about, ostentatiously ​displaying her ​largediamondring.
(Definition of ostentatious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ostentatious”
in Spanish ostentoso…
in Vietnamese phô trương…
in Malaysian menjolok mata…
in Thai โอ้อวด…
in French ostentatoire…
in German protzig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铺张的,摆阔的, 炫耀的,卖弄的, 招摇的…
in Turkish gösterişli, görkemli, göz alıcı…
in Russian показной…
in Indonesian mencolok…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋪張的,擺闊的, 炫耀的,賣弄的, 招搖的…
in Polish ostentacyjny…
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