ostentatious

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Originated 1650–60; ostentation+-ious.

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ostentatious (comparative more ostentatious, superlative most ostentatious)

  1. Of ostentation.
  2. Intended to attract notice.
  3. Of tawdry display; kitsch.
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  • 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.