Difficult Word : Ostentatious

Difficult Word : Ostentatious

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Ostentatious (AHS ten TAY shu) adj: excessively conspicuous, showing off

The designer’s use of expensive materials was ostentatious. Every piece of furniture was covered with silk or velvet and every piece of hardware was made of silver or gold.

The donor was ostentatious in making his gift to the hospital. He held a big press conference to announce it and then walked through the wards to give patients an opportunity to thank him personally.

The young lawyer had ostentatiously hung his Harvard diploma on the door to his office.

To be ostentatious is to engage in ostentation.

Jerry wore soiled-gold shoes to the party. I was shocked by his ostentation.



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