Ostentation

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Ostentation->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ostentation
ostentation
display
show
flourish
parade
etalage
pomp
array
state
solemnity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dash
dash
splash
splurge
glitter
strut
pomposity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pretense
pretense
pretensions
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ showing off
showing off
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fuss
fuss
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ magnificence
magnificence
splendor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ coup d'oeil
coup d'oeil
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ grand doings
grand doings
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ coup de theatre
coup de theatre
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ stage effect
stage effect
stage trick
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ claptrap
claptrap
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mise en scene
mise en scene
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ tour de force
tour de force
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ chic
chic
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ demonstration
demonstration
flying colors
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tomfoolery
tomfoolery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ flourish of trumpets
flourish of trumpets
&c.(celebration) 883
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ pageant
pageant
pageantry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ spectacle
spectacle
exhibition
exposition
procession
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ turn out
turn out
set out
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ grand function
grand function
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fΙte
fΙte
gala
field day
review
march past
promenade
insubstantial pageant
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ dress
dress
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ court dress
court dress
full dress
evening dress
ball dress
fancy dress
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ tailoring
tailoring
millinery
man millinery
frippery
foppery
equipage
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ ceremony
ceremony
ceremonial
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ ritual
ritual
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ form
form
formality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ etiquette
etiquette
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ puncto
puncto
punctilio
punctiliousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ starched stateliness
starched stateliness
stateliness
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ mummery
mummery
solemn mockery
mouth honor
GRP: \\ N \\ 8
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ attitudinarian
attitudinarian
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ fop
fop
&c. 854
PARAG:Ostentation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be ostentatious
be ostentatious
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ come forward
come forward
put oneself forward
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ attract attention
attract attention
star it
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cut a figure
cut a figure
make a dash
make a splash
make a splurge
cut a dash
cut a splash
cut a splurge
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ figure
figure
figure away
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ make a show
make a show
make a display
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ glitter
glitter
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ show off
show off
show off one's paces
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ parade
parade
march past
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ display
display
exhibit
put forward
hold up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ trot out
trot out
hand out
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ sport
sport
brandish
blazon forth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dangle
dangle
dangle before the eyes
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ cry up
cry up
&c.(praise) 931
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ proner
proner
flaunt
emblazon
prink
set off
mount
have framed and glazed
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ put a good face upon
put a good face upon
put a smiling face upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ clean the outside of the platter
clean the outside of the platter
&c.(disguise) 544
PARAG:Ostentation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ostentatious
ostentatious
showy
dashing
pretentious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ janty
janty
jaunty
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ grand
grand
pompous
palatial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ high-sounding
high-sounding
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ turgid
turgid
&c.(big-sounding) 577
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gairish
gairish
garish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gaudy
gaudy
gaudy as a peacock
gaudy as a butterfly
gaudy as a tulip
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ flaunting
flaunting
flashing
flaming
glittering
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gay
gay
&c.(ornate) 847
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ splendid
splendid
magnificent
sumptuous
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ theatrical
theatrical
dramatic
spectacular
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ceremonial
ceremonial
ritual
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ solemn
solemn
stately
majestic
formal
stiff
ceremonious
punctilious
starched
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ en granite tenue
en granite tenue
in best bib and tucker
in Sunday best
endimanchΓ
chic
PARAG:Ostentation->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with flourish of trumpet
with flourish of trumpet
with beat of drum
with flying colors
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ ad captandum vulgus
ad captandum vulgus
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  • ostentation — [ ɔstɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • mil. XVIe; obstentacion 1403; « action de montrer » 1366; lat. ostentatio ♦ Mise en valeur excessive et indiscrète d un avantage. ⇒ étalage, parade. Avec ostentation. ⇒ 2. affectation, gloriole, orgueil, vanité; fam. épate …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ostentation — OSTENTATION. s. f. L s se prononce. Vaine parade, monstre affectée de quelque avantage ou qualité que l on a, ou que l on veut faire croire que l on a. Grande ostentation. vaine ostentation. à quoy bon toute cette ostentation. c est un homme de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Ostentation — Os ten*ta tion, n. [L. ostentatio: cf. F. ostentation.] 1. The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; usually in a detractive sense. Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostentation — mid 15c., from M.Fr. ostentation (mid 14c.), from L. ostentationem (nom. ostentatio) vain display, from ostentatus, pp. of ostentare to display, frequentative of ostendere (see OSTENSIBLE (Cf. ostensible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ostentation — (v. kat.), das geflissentliche zur Schaulegen von dem, was als individueller Vorzug, od. höherer Lebensvortheil von Andern angesprochen werden kann. Sie ist eine gewöhnliche Begleiterin der Eitelkeit, so wie des Hochmuths. Von Prahlerei… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ostentation — (lat.), absichtliches Zurschautragen, Prunken; ostentiös, auf O. gegründet, darauf berechnet, die Augen auf sich zu ziehen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ostentation — Ostentatiōn (lat.), geflissentliche Schaustellung, Prahlerei; ostentativ, darauf berechnet, die Augen auf sich zu lenken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ostentation — Ostentation, Gefallsucht, Streben sich geltend zu machen auf Kosten Anderer; das Gegentheil falscher Bescheidenheit. B–l …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • ostentation — index bombast, histrionics, jactation, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ostentation — [n] exhibitionism, flashiness affectation, array, boast, boasting, brag, braggadocio*, bragging, bravado, demonstration, display, exhibition, false front*, flamboyance, flash*, flaunting, flourish, fuss, garishness, grandstand play*, magnificence …   New thesaurus

  • ostentation — ► NOUN ▪ flamboyant display which is intended to impress. DERIVATIVES ostentatious adjective. ORIGIN from Latin ostendere stretch out to view …   English terms dictionary

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