Reach for the adjective ostentatious when you want a flashy way to say well, "flashy" or "showy."


Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.

intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"

Adjective S.
of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.


Os`ten*ta"tious , a. Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.
Far from being ostentatious of the good you do.
The ostentatious professions of many years.
-- Os`ten*ta"tious*ly, adv. -- Os`ten*ta"tious*ness, n.

Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.


Usage Examples

I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.


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