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[ UK /ˌɒstəntˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɔstɛnˈteɪʃən/ ]
  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
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How To Use ostentation In A Sentence

  • Unusually for a hotel of such quality, Pool House is run almost entirely by the charming owner family, and without a hint of ostentation.
  • Choose a life of action, not one of ostentation
  • Choose a life of action, not one of ostentation
  • You'll see a painted winder there which that 'Umpage got put up to his aunt -- that's his ostentation, that is. The Giant's Robe
  • His dream project is a monumental display of force and ostentation that has precious little value as a piece of drama or popular history.
  • For further evidence, tour the purlieus of your state Capitol, contrasting the vulgar ostentation on the marbled side of the street with the squalid reality on the living side.
  • John Calvin's faith offers predestined salvation for a lucky few and requires adherents to work hard and shun ostentation.
  • I found him kind and benignant in the domestic circle, revered and beloved by all around him, agreeably social, without ostentation.
  • The pomposity and ostentation of the rich seems to heighten the sense of our ultimate worthlessness.
  • Wildside Siding $3 per square foot; wild ​ side ​ camo. com For those who still have money to spend, ostentation is out. The Best New Gun Gear at the 2009 SHOT Show
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