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An ostentatious display of wealth like that could have easily got them burgled. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Flats also satisfy our requirements to appear less ostentatious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is the opposite of ostentatious display. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The ostentatious wealth of the new rich only served to highlight the destitution of the rest of society. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)All too often charity fundraisers descend into ostentatious displays of wealth by people with more money than taste. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The drinks are less ostentatious too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is status in ostentatious display. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That first house was horribly ostentatious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pulpit is not the place for ostentatious display of one's skill. Christianity Today (2000)They do not consider their own large, ostentatious houses common. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They're not too overt, too ostentatious or showy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wasn't the ostentatious show of wealth terrible PR for the party? Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: ostentatious ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as ostentatious, you disapprove of it because it is expensive and is intended to impress people.
...his house, which, however elaborate, is less ostentatious than the preserves of other Dallas tycoons.
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