Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ostentation

3 senses of ostentation

Sense 1
ostentation, fanfare, flash -- (a gaudy outward display)
       => display -- (exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage")

Sense 2
ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation -- (lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity)
       => inelegance -- (the quality of lacking refinement and good taste)

Sense 3
ostentation -- (pretentious or showy or vulgar display)
       => pretentiousness, pretension, largeness -- (the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth))

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