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  • 1 display — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 arrangement of things ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive, beautiful, colourful/colorful, dazzling, excellent, fine, good, interesting, stunning …

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  • 2 ostentatious — os|ten|ta|tious [ˌɔstənˈteıʃəs, ten US ˌa: ] adj 1.) something that is ostentatious looks very expensive and is designed to make people think that its owner must be very rich ▪ She carried her car keys on an ostentatious gold key ring. ▪ an… …

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  • 3 ostentatious — os|ten|ta|tious [ ,asten teıʃəs ] adjective 1. ) intended to impress people or attract their admiration, in a way that you think is extreme and unnecessary: an ostentatious display of wealth 2. ) always trying to impress people with how rich,… …

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  • 4 ostentatious — UK [ˌɒstenˈteɪʃəs] / US [ˌɑstenˈteɪʃəs] adjective showing disapproval 1) intended to impress people or attract their admiration, in a way that you think is extreme and unnecessary an ostentatious display of wealth 2) always trying to impress… …

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  • 5 ostentatious — adjective an ostentatious display of wealth Syn: showy, pretentious, conspicuous, flamboyant, gaudy, brash, vulgar, loud, extravagant, fancy, ornate, overelaborate; informal flash, flashy, splashy, over the top, glitzy, ritzy, superfly …

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  • 6 ostentatious — [ˌɒstenˈteɪʃəs] adj showing disapproval intended to impress people an ostentatious display of wealth[/ex] ostentation noun [U] ostentatiously adv …

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  • 7 display — vb exhibit, *show, expose, parade, flaunt Analogous words: manifest, evidence, evince, demonstrate, *show: *reveal, disclose, discover Contrasted words: *disguise, cloak, mask, dissemble, camouflage: *hide, conceal, secrete …

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  • 8 Display — Dis*play , n. 1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation. [1913 Webster] Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. Trench. [1913 Webster] 2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade. [1913 Webster] He died, as erring… …

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  • 9 display device — Display Dis*play , n. 1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation. [1913 Webster] Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. Trench. [1913 Webster] 2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade. [1913 Webster] He died, as… …

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  • 10 display — I n. 1) to make, put on a display (to make a vulgar display of one s wealth) 2) a dazzling, imposing, impressive; lavish, ostentatious; modest; public; spectacular display (to make a public display of grief; to put on a dazzling display of one s… …

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  • 11 display — displayer, n. /di splay /, v.t. 1. to show or exhibit; make visible: to display a sign. 2. to reveal; betray: to display fear. 3. to unfold; open out; spread out: to display a sail. 4. to show ostentatiously; flaunt. 5. Print. to give special… …

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  • 12 display — /dəˈspleɪ/ (say duh splay) verb (t) 1. to show; exhibit; make visible: to display a flag. 2. to reveal; betray: to display fear. 3. to unfold; open out; spread out: to display a sail. 4. to show ostentatiously. 5. Printing to give special… …

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  • 13 display — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desplaier, desploier, literally, to unfold more at deploy Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to put or spread before the view < display the flag > b. to make evident < display …

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  • 14 ostentatious — adj. Ostentatious is used with these nouns: ↑display …

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  • 15 display — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. show, exhibition; pomp, ostentation. v. t. show, manifest, exhibit, disclose; flaunt, show off. See evidence, appearance. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Pretentious show] Syn. affectation, pretension,… …

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  • 16 ostentatious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pretentious, showy, pompous; see egotistic 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [AWS ten TAY shus] showiness, pretentiousness, overly ornate. Her ostentatious finery drew stares as she entered the room …

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

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  • 18 ostentatious — adjective 1. intended to attract notice and impress others (Freq. 1) an ostentatious sable coat • Syn: ↑pretentious • Ant: ↑unostentatious • Similar to: ↑flaunty, ↑ …

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  • 19 display — An opening or unfolding, exhibition, manifestation, ostentatious show, exhibition for effect, parade. 20th Century Lites v. Goodman, 64 Cal.App.2d Supp. 938, 149 P.2d 88, 91. In copyright law, to display a work means to show a copy of it, either… …

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  • 20 display — An opening or unfolding, exhibition, manifestation, ostentatious show, exhibition for effect, parade. 20th Century Lites v. Goodman, 64 Cal.App.2d Supp. 938, 149 P.2d 88, 91. In copyright law, to display a work means to show a copy of it, either… …

    Black's law dictionary