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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  • Blue Mountains Hydro Majestic makes a $30m return to former glory
    Premier Mike Baird won’t see it until Thursday - but here is a preview glimpse of the majesty and ostentation of the soon-to-be-reopened Hydro Majestic. Read more on this news related to 'Ostentation'

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