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"ostentatious" in British English

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ostentatiousadjective

uk   /ˌɒs.tenˈteɪ.ʃəs/ us   /ˌɑː.stənˈteɪ.ʃəs/ disapproving
ostentatiously
adverb uk   /ˌɒs.tenˈteɪ.ʃəs.li/ us   /ˌɑː.stənˈteɪ.ʃəs.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.
(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 attract admiration or notice: ostentatious jewelry ostentatious gestures
ostentatiously
adverb us   /ˌɑs·tənˈteɪ·ʃəs·li/
She waved her hand about, ostentatiously displaying her large diamond ring.
(Definition of ostentatious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ostentatious”
in Vietnamese phô trương…
in Spanish ostentoso…
in Malaysian menjolok mata…
in Thai โอ้อวด…
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 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 Indonesian mencolok…
in Polish ostentacyjny…
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