Noun(1) a gaudy outward display(2) lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity(3) pretentious or showy or vulgar display
(1) But now, the first lines have been built, and they make a modest, decent contribution to the city, adding, without flash or ostentation , a literally new dimension.(2) He also shunned ostentation , and his increasing wealth was not reflected in the increasing size and cost of his cars; he drove a modest BMW.(3) John Calvin's faith offers predestined salvation for a lucky few and requires adherents to work hard and shun ostentation .(4) Perhaps through such long experience, the hotel somehow manages to both reek of exclusivity and wealth while dodging gaudy ostentation .(5) It is clear that these costumes were worn as tokens of stately ostentation and to display the authority of the wearer.(6) Complaining about this kind of ostentation , and this evidence of conspicuous consumption, of course makes one sound like Scrooge.(7) After all, ostentation and luxury do not translate into a truly modern city.(8) But they had to be careful not to show their wealth with too much ostentation .(9) The pomposity and ostentation of the rich seems to heighten the sense of our ultimate worthlessness.(10) the office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation(11) His dream project is a monumental display of force and ostentation that has precious little value as a piece of drama or popular history.(12) Laurence's trademark flair for ostentation comes out in his interior designs and his clothes - and he insists he is just the same away from the TV cameras.(13) He was totally without ostentation or pretension and totally disinterested in wealth, honours or managerial power.(14) About 35 serene green miles later, you're in Leiden, a university city girdled by canals and dominated by the gothic ostentation of its 15 th-century church.(15) Unusually for a hotel of such quality, Pool House is run almost entirely by the charming owner family, and without a hint of ostentation .(16) A quiet mystery man who exudes wisdom without ostentation , Kerr started his career as professor at UC Berkeley, became chancellor of Berkeley, and finally president of the whole UC system.
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