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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  • Benchmarking the naked truth
    I don't watch fashion shows. They upset me. Ostentation, impossible and unhealthy standards of body size, the commercialization of sexuality, social climbing, sexist standards of beauty for women, outrageous impractical conceptions that have no utilitarian or aesthetic value – these ... Read more on this news related to 'Ostentation'

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