Superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense


, a. [Compar. Showier ; superl. Showiest.]

Adjective S.
(used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

Adjective S.
marked by extravagant display

Adjective S.
elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator''s florid speech"

Adjective S.
marked by conspicuous display; "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad"

Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.


Show"y , a. [Compar. Showier ; superl. Showiest.] Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.
A present of everything that was rich and showy.
Syn. -- Splendid; gay; gaudy; gorgeous; fine; magnificent; grand; stately; sumptuous; pompous.

, a. [Compar. Showier ; superl. Showiest.]


Usage Examples

While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement - movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Other times you can get showy for three minutes, and that's OK with certain films. But that isn't right with an Ang Lee movie, you have to fit right in. You have to understand Ang, respect him and be part of the team and not be in charge of it - he is in charge of it.


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