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Ostentatious meaning

ostentatious - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.
  2. 2. Fond of show; showy; gaudy.
  3. 3. Ostentatiously.

ostentatious - examples of usage

  1. In the office his rather ostentatious efficiency annoyed those who took their own work more lightly, and, if they foretold his advancement, it was not altogether sympathetically. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Also, she thought the ostentatious way in which Mr. Fenwick had gone away to skate had something to do with it. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. That ought to be ostentatious enough. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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