adjective see flaunt

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  • flaunty — flauntily, adv. flauntiness, n. /flawn tee/, adj., flauntier, flauntiest. 1. (of persons) given to display; inclined to be ostentatious, showy, or vain. 2. (of things) gaudy; flashy; ostentatious. [1790 1800; FLAUNT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flaunty — adj. tending to flaunt, showing off; ostentatious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flaunty — adj showy, ostentatious, vain, pretentious; flamboyant, flashy, gaudy, garish. See flashy(def. 2) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • flaunty — flaunt•y [[t]ˈflɔn ti[/t]] adj. flaunt•i•er, flaunt•i•est given to or characterized by display; ostentatious; showy • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • flaunty — adjective inclined to flaunt • Similar to: ↑ostentatious, ↑pretentious • Derivationally related forms: ↑flaunt …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaunt — verb Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flana to rush around Date: 1566 intransitive verb 1. to display or obtrude oneself to public notice < a great flaunting crowd Charles Dickens > 2. to wave or flutter showily < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flauntily — See flaunty. * * * …   Universalium

  • flaunt — verb display ostentatiously. Derivatives flaunter noun flaunty adjective Origin C16: of unknown origin. Usage It is a common error to use flaunt when flout is intended. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously’, while flout means ‘openly disre …   English new terms dictionary

  • flaming — adj 1. blazing, burning, ablaze, raging, on fire, afire, fiery, aflame; ignited, sizzling, smoldering. 2. gleaming, agleam, glowing, aglow, glaring; very bright, lighted, alight, luminous; radiant, brilliant, incandescent; shimmering, twinkling,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • flaunt — /flɔnt / (say flawnt) verb (i) 1. to parade or display oneself conspicuously or boldly. 2. to wave conspicuously in the air. –verb (t) 3. to parade or display ostentatiously. –noun 4. the act of flaunting. {Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flanta… …   Australian English dictionary

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