Adjective "Ostentatious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
  1. 'Instead, they show us a suite that would, perhaps, have been a little too ostentatious for a spiritual leader.'
  2. 'The book was needlessly massive and it came in a choice of eight ostentatious satin covers.'
  3. 'Hat designer Tracy Rose, 42, renowned for her ostentatious hats on Ladies' Day, was also attired in a weather theme.'
  4. 'His way of life may seem a bit ostentatious, but his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and there is nothing snobbish or affected about him.'
  5. 'She doesn't own a fleet of ostentatious cars or a portfolio of grand homes.'
  6. 'But there are few cases of ostentatious opulence amid the poverty.'
  7. 'It's gaudy, it's ostentatious, and it's exactly what one would expect from a rock star that thinks he's God.'
  8. 'He was always smartly dressed but not in an ostentatious way.'
  9. 'They contribute generously to village and family enterprises and avoid ostentatious displays of affluence.'
  10. 'Civilised behaviour is the key to appearing middle class, so don't binge drink, never swear and don't do anything ostentatious.'


1. characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.

2. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be ostentatious by natures."

"displays can be ostentatious."

"people can be ostentatious."

"ways can be ostentatious."

"laces can be ostentatious."

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