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English definition of “showy”

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.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
showily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
showiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of showy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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