Ostentatious Os`ten*ta"tious, a. Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful. [1913 Webster]

Far from being ostentatious of the good you do. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The ostentatious professions of many years. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] -- {Os`ten*ta"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Os`ten*ta"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • ostentatiously — adverb see ostentatious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ostentatiously — See ostentatious. * * * …   Universalium

  • ostentatiously — adverb in an ostentatious manner; extravagantly or flamboyantly …   Wiktionary

  • ostentatiously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. blatantly, showily, proudly; see egotistically , pompously …   English dictionary for students

  • ostentatiously — É‘stÉ™n teɪʃəslɪ / É’ adv. in an ostentatious manner, showily, bombastically, in a garish fashion, grandiosely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ostentatiously — ad. Showily, pompously, boastfully, with a flourish of trumpets, with beat of drum …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ostentatiously — os·ten·ta·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • ostentatiously — See: ostentatious …   English dictionary

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