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ostentatious

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English

Etymology

Originated 1650–60; ostentation+-ious.

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective

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Positive
ostentatious

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  1. of ostentation.
  2. intended to attract notice.
  3. of tawdry display; kitsch.

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References

  • ostentatious” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • ostentatious” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • ostentatious” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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