ostentatious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originated 1650–60; ostentation +‎ -ious.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɒs.tɛnˈteɪ.ʃəs/, /ˌɒs.tənˈteɪ.ʃəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective[edit]

ostentatious ‎(comparative more ostentatious, superlative most ostentatious)

  1. Of ostentation.
  2. Intended to attract notice.
  3. Of tawdry display; kitsch.
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References[edit]

  • 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.