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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness.
  • n. Archaic The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. Ambitious display; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause.
  • n. A show or spectacle.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; -- usually in a detractive sense.
  • n. A show or spectacle.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. Display; especially, public display.
  • n. A sight or spectacle; show; ceremony.
  • n. Ambitious display; pretentious parade; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause.
  • n. Synonyms Show, Display, Parade, Ostentation, flourish, dash. Show is the most general word for the purposed exhibition of that which might have been kept private; as such, it includes the others. Ostentation is always bad; the others may be good in certain relations. Parade and display are more suggestive of the simple act, ostentation of the spirit: as, to make a parade of one's learning; it was ostentation that led the Pharisees to make a parade or display of their charities and prayers. Parade is a matter of vanity; ostentation, of vanity, pride, or ambition.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. a gaudy outward display
  • n. pretentious or showy or vulgar display
  • n. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
  • Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    Words with the same meaning
    parade    pompousness    pageantry    show    boasting    pomp    vaunting    showiness    arrogance   
    Words with the same terminal sound
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    Words that are found in similar contexts
    affectation    extravagance    boastfulness    frivolity    vanity    egotism    pomp    arrogance    pretension    presumption