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Ostentatious meaning

Adjective: ostentatious

Pronunciation: (ós,ten’tey-shus)

Ostentatious meaning:

  • Intended to attract notice and impress others. Marked by conspicuous and sometimes pretentious display.
  • Tawdry or vulgar. Lack of respect.

Synonyms: pretentious, conspicuous, obtrusive, flamboyant, gaudy, garish, tinsel, brash, extravagant, ornate, kitsch, glitzy, ritzy, swanky, fastuous, haughty, scornful

fastuous meaning, ostentatious meaning

Adverb: ostentatiously

Noun: ostentatiousness

Quotations: Albert Einstein – As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Samuel Johnson – Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey of a wit to his home town. Yet such pleasures and such pains make up the general mass of life.

Atharva Veda (Indian mythology) – In his hearth and home, in his palace, upon his soft and comfortable bed, day and night, the flower-girls scatter flower petals; but without the Lord’s Name, the body is miserable. Horses, elephants, lance, marching bands, armies, standard bearers, royal attendants and ostentatious displays – without the Lord of the Universe, these undertakings are all useless.

Mark Twain – The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib – Without the name of the lord, there is no peace. Having tried all sorts of ostentatious displays, I have come to see this. Intuitively imbued with his praises, one is saved, crossing over the terrifying world-ocean.

Joseph Addison – An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.

Sample sentences:

  1. Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
  2. Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
  3. It’s very delicate, not ostentatious, because the diamonds are so small.
  4. The actors memorize the sonnets and deliver them usually in an ostentatious manner. As big and proud as possible. There’s lots of prancing around.
  5. There’s definitely this market that’s coming up where people are paying a lot of money for these really ostentatious gadgets, which we think is really funny because of the completely ephemeral nature of consumer electronics. This is all stuff you’ll be throwing away in two years.
  6. The lifestyle of many of our colleagues has been very pompous. They conduct weddings and birthdays in such an ostentatious manner that it pains me a lot. It appears that they are making fun of our commitment to the poor.
  7. I think it will be very well designed and it will be very nicely stated, but within what is happening today. I mean, it’s going to be bigger than the other ones. The family, you have to understand, is a very conservative family. And the fourth ring is smaller, sort of a dinner ring. Nothing gaudy or ostentatious.
  8. He wears an ostentatious diamond ring on his middle finger.
  9. There were too many ostentatious buildings in the town.
  10. She wore an ostentatious sable coat to the team outing.
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