Definition of Showiness

1. Noun. Extravagant elaborateness. "He wrote with great flamboyance"

Exact synonyms: Flamboyance, Floridity, Floridness
Generic synonyms: Elaborateness, Ornateness
Derivative terms: Flamboyant, Flamboyant, Florid, Showy, Showy, Showy



Definition of Showiness

1. n. The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation.

Definition of Showiness

1. Noun. The property of being showy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Showiness

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Medical Definition of Showiness

1. The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Showiness

showgirl
showgirls
showgoer
showgoers
showground
showgrounds
showhome
showhomes
showhorse
showhorses
showhouse
showhouses
showier
showiest
showily
showiness (current term)
showinesses
showing
showing bad manners
showing contempt
showing emotion
showing finger
showing fingers
showing intelligence
showing lack of intelligence
showing mercy
showing neatness
showing off
showing trust
showing up

Literary usage of Showiness

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1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"Perhaps other species than those recorded here, among them some from the Andes, may yet deserve introduction, irrespective of showiness, for their fruits. ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"Perhaps other species than those recorded here, among them some from the Andes, may yet deserve introduction, irrespective of showiness, for their fruits. ..."

3. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"irrespective of showiness, for their fruits. Richardia Africana, Kunth. (R. Aethiopica, Rosenthal.) The " Calla" of gardens. From the Nile to the Cape of ..."

4. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"In sculpture or painting drapery may be fancifully disposed : the airi- ness and showiness which wonld not be becoming even in the dress of a young female, ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Though showy fruits doubtless attract fruit-eating animals and thus facilitate seed dispersal, it is likely that the advantage of such showiness has been ..."

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