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There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend - I am a guilty party here - to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores.
Adam Gopnik

Meaning of "ostentatious" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSTENTATIOUS

ostentatious  [ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSTENTATIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ostentatious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OSTENTATIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Boasting

Boasting or bragging is the act of making an ostentatious speech. It is considered a vice by such major religious groups as Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Boasting has also been studied by such evolutionary psychologists as Robert Wright, and can involve magnifying an accomplishment out of proportion to its importance.

Definition of ostentatious in the English dictionary

The definition of ostentatious in the dictionary is characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSTENTATIOUS


amarantaceous
ˌæmərænˈteɪʃəs
cactaceous
kækˈteɪʃəs
chartaceous
tʃɑːˈteɪʃəs
cretaceous
krɪˈteɪʃəs
cucurbitaceous
kjuːˌkɜːbɪˈteɪʃəs
cunctatious
kʌŋkˈteɪʃəs
disputatious
ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃəs
equisetaceous
ˌɛkwɪsɪˈteɪʃəs
flirtatious
flɜːˈteɪʃəs
frumentaceous
ˌfruːmɛnˈteɪʃəs
lomentaceous
ˌləʊmənˈteɪʃəs
myrtaceous
mɜːˈteɪʃəs
pergamentaceous
ˌpɜːɡəmɛnˈteɪʃəs
quotatious
kwəʊˈteɪʃəs
ramentaceous
ˌræmɛnˈteɪʃəs
sapotaceous
ˌsæpəˈteɪʃəs
sarmentaceous
ˌsɑːmənˈteɪʃəs
setaceous
sɪˈteɪʃəs
temptatious
tɛmpˈteɪʃəs
unostentatious
ˌʌnˌɒstənˈteɪʃəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSTENTATIOUS

ostensibility
ostensible
ostensibly
ostensive
ostensively
ostensories
ostensorium
ostensory
ostent
ostentation
ostentatiously
osteoarchaeology
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthrosis
osteoblast
osteoblastic
osteoclasis
osteoclast
osteoclastic

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSTENTATIOUS

ambitious
captious
cautious
conscientious
contentious
delicious
expeditious
facetious
factitious
fictitious
infectious
nutritious
pretentious
rambunctious
scrumptious
superstitious
tendentious
tortious
unambitious
unpretentious
vexatious

Synonyms and antonyms of ostentatious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OSTENTATIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ostentatious» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ostentatious

Translation of «ostentatious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSTENTATIOUS

Find out the translation of ostentatious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ostentatious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ostentatious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铺张的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ostentoso
570 millions of speakers

English

ostentatious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिखावटी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متباه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

показной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ostentoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাঁক করে এমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tape-à-l´œil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ostentatious
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pompös
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

けばけばしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지나치게 화려한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ostentatious
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phô trương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடம்பரமாகவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिमाख दाखवण्याची हौस असलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gösterişli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pretenzioso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostentacyjny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

показної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ostentativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιδεικτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blufferig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grannt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prangende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ostentatious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSTENTATIOUS»

The term «ostentatious» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.645 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSTENTATIOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ostentatious

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8 QUOTES WITH «OSTENTATIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ostentatious.
1
Neill Blomkamp
A lot of parts of L.A. are interchangeable with suburbs in Joburg. Very big, ostentatious houses with palm trees and lawns. Lawns are very important. Never underestimate lawns.
2
Glenn Close
There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
3
Roger Deakins
There's nothing worse than an ostentatious shot. Or some lighting that draws attention to itself, and you might go, 'Oh, wow, that's spectacular.' Or that spectacular shot, a big crane move, or something.
4
Adam Gopnik
There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend - I am a guilty party here - to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores.
5
Keith O'Brien
I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life.
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Charles Saatchi
Some people in the art world bemoan the hedge fund millionaires spending freely to acquire ostentatious displays of wealth and coolth for their giddily chic designer duplexes. Others bemoan art being treated as a commodity. But most of the bemoaning is because the art world is stuffed full of bemoaners, bemoaning about everything.
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Giles Gilbert Scott
The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious.
8
Annabelle Selldorf
There isn't any one material that's mine. It all depends on the context. For example, I did a house that had the most exquisite marble applications. That sounds ostentatious, but it wasn't, given the context. The color white I subscribe to extensively. I love thinking about color, but I often go with white.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSTENTATIOUS»

Discover the use of ostentatious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ostentatious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary
bulky, gigantic. handikotetu vi. to grow very large. handikuntza n increase, enlargement. handi-mandi adj. ostentatious, pompous, vain, self-important, handi -mandiak n(pl.) aristocrats. magnates. handi-mandikeria n vanity, ostentation, ...
Gorka Aulestia, 1992
2
Naked, Embarrassed, and Exposed?
Ostentatious. Clothing: Lay. Aside. Selfish. Desires. "You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires" Ephesians 4:22 It is so common today to see people in showy ...
Shereen K. Lashua, 2009
3
Lamps, pitchers and trumpets: lectures on the vocation of ...
Yes, preachers ought to know how to use words, or else calamities will happen. Take the following as an illustration : "A clergyman, while composing a sermon, made use of the words ' ostentatious man.' Throwing down his pen, he wished to  ...
Edwin Paxton Hood, 1869
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Multicentrism as an Emerging Paradigm in Legal Theory
Since a religious sign constitutes a factor of division within an educative space, a regulation was recommended.42 The core issue is how to discern what is ostentatious or conspicuous and what is discrete for manipulating these adjectives ...
Marek Zirk-Sadowski, Mariusz Jerzy Golecki, Bartosz Wojciechowski, 2009
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A new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing ...
To brag; to display one's own worth or actions in an ostentatious manner; to exalt one's self; — r. ii. to brag of; to display with ostentatious language; to magnify; to exalt; to exalt in confident expectation of; — ». an expression of ostentatious ...
John Craig (F.G.S.), 1848
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Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and ...
How to Recognize an “Ostentatious” Sign Many school officials had shown a highly nuanced sense of how con- text shapes meaning. As the principal ofa lyce ́e in the town ofTrappes, south ofParis, testified before the Stasi Commission, “ What ...
John R. Bowen, 2008
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The Politics of the Veil
physical activity), the minister of education, François Bayrou, decreed on September 20, 1994, that “ostentatious” signs of re- ligious affiliation would henceforth be prohibited in all schools.5 The behavior of the students need not be taken into ...
Joan Wallach Scott, 2010
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Word Smart: Building an Educated Vocabulary
Opulence is often ostentatious. ORTHODOX (OR thuh dahks) adj conventional; adhering to established principles or doctrines, especially in religion; by the book • The doctor's treatment for Lou's cold was entirely orthodox: plenty of liquids and  ...
Adam Robinson, 2001
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The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing
Both words have negative or derogatory connotations. ostentatious/ostensible See OSTENSIBLE/OSTENTATIOUS. our/hour See HOUR/OUR. overlay/overlie The verbs overlay and overlie overlap in meaning but 300 THE FACTS ON FILE ...
Martin H. Manser, 2009
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A Gaelic Dictionary: In Two Parts I. Guelic and English. - ...
Written also spaillichd. Spailleaciidail, a. Vain-glorious, ostentatious, conceited. Spailleachdair, s.m. A vain-glorious man ; an ostentatious man ; a fop; a vaunter. N. pl. spailleachdairean. Spailleadii, idli, s.m. A check; an abuse — (Shaw); a fall.
Robert Archibald Armstrong, 1825

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSTENTATIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ostentatious is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canadian water fetches $50 price tag at the posh Merchant Hotel in …
While spending as much on a bottle of water as one might on dinner strikes some as ostentatious, it's all part of the fine-dining experience for ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
2
Fifi's Adventures: Wayward cat returns from adventure
Especially when I suddenly noticed the ostentatious tree eclipsing my kitchen window. Draped in camellias. Why haven't I noticed these before ... «Toowoomba Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
McLaren 650S Spider Review: The Supercar For People Who Don't …
There's nothing ostentatious or ornate: Its form is its function. You'll still wow passersby (the doors open upward, after all), even if they've never ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
INC leaders using planes worth billions of pesos?
Why are the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leaders using an ostentatious Airbus 330-202 and a Boeing executive jet that cost billions of pesos? «Rappler, Jul 15»
5
Student Essay Contest Winner: First Place
... and happiness on display in attractive gardens and ostentatious parties; as he witnesses the over-confidence of a Russian, “Christian” world ... «First Things, Jul 15»
6
Light and Boozy: How To Mix The Best Summertime Drinks
All of the sudden I'm drinking a lot more gin and tonics, tropical drinks, and anything served in an ostentatious tiki mug. It's obvious we drink ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
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Sometimes judgments are called-for; even in church
... church when he entered – and his ostentatious manner of prayer after the priest had finished his sermon and proceeded into the main part of ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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Rick Steves: Tips for steering clear of the madding crowd
... minutes was enjoying the Leonardos, Rembrandts and Matisses while imagining the ostentatious lifestyles of the czars who collected them. «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
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Right Field: Fifa's tangled Jeffrey Webb - Ferrari among four cars, 11 …
They had been married less than two years earlier in a lavish and ostentatious wedding at the St Regis Hotel in Atlanta's most stylish suburb, ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
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Asheville area literary & book-related events
LISTEN TO THIS: Comedian/storyteller Tom Chalmers hosts event with the theme “Because 'Merica: Patriotic Reports of Ostentatious Displays ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»

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