ostentatiously

[ US /ˌɑstənˈteɪʃəsɫi/ ]
[ UK /ˌɒstəntˈe‍ɪʃəsli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner
    Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly
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How To Use ostentatiously In A Sentence

  • Many nobles now ostentatiously turned their backs on public life, as beneath their dignity.
  • A couple of mobile phones lay ostentatiously on the table; beside them was a shiny brochure. THE EXECUTION
  • She took it, with an air of eager curiosity, and looked at the seal, ostentatiously coroneted; and at the superscription, reading out, To Robert Lovelace, Esq. — Clarissa Harlowe
  • All this work - hard work: far too hard for his own good - was done quietly and unostentatiously behind the scenes.
  • He also ostentatiously supported the death penalty.
  • She could not "call up spirits from the vasty deep" of the cellar, but she had procured some whiskey from her next-door neighbour – some five or six miles off, and there it stood somewhat ostentatiously on the table in a "greybeard," with a "corn cob," or ear of Indian corn stripped of its grain, for a cork, smiling most benevolently on the family circle, and looking a hundred welcomes to the strangers. Roughing It in the Bush
  • Billionaires, based on the seven-person sample I've had the chance to observe, tend to be either superpolite and ostentatiously respectful or the reverse. The Age of Murdoch
  • The back drawing-room has never produced a company of comedians so intensely and ostentatiously conscious of their own funniness.
  • The former London mayor was ostentatiously not making a genuine historical point about prewar Europe. Times, Sunday Times
  • I even quite like the ostentatiously distressed trestles and folding chairs they use outside, and the formulaic battered club chairs in the window.
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