Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Given to ostentation; pretentious; vain.

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Usage examples "ostentatious":

  1. The volunteer carries with him into the ranks, an ostentatious spirit of self- assertion and independence. - "Border and Bastille", George A. Lawrence.
  2. With ostentatious zeal, the scholar shook the ashram rafters with scriptural lore. - "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.
  3. If he prefers a less ostentatious kind of reward, he will die a millionaire. - "General John Regan 1913", George A. Birmingham.