Ostentation

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Ostentation Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • pretentious or showy or vulgar display
  • lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
  • a showy outward display

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a gaudy outward display ,
  • lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity ,
  • pretentious or showy or vulgar display

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* Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. - William Hazlitt


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  • House of Hancock is Dynasty on steroids
    Feb. 20, 2015, 11:45 p.m. At the heart of the Australian narrative, sits something very simple. A sense of the everyday. The kind of banal, slightly demented DNA that gives birth to shows like Neighbours and Kath & Kim , and sends anything with a whiff of ostentation, such as the glitzy but unmemorable Taurus Rising , to an early and bitter grave. Read more on this news related to 'Ostentation'

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