Definition of Ostentatiousness

1. Noun. Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.




Definition of Ostentatiousness

1. Noun. The property or characteristic of being ostentatious. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostentatiousness

ostensions
ostensive
ostensive definition
ostensive definitions
ostensively
ostensoria
ostensories
ostensorium
ostensory
ostent
ostentate
ostentation
ostentations
ostentatious
ostentatiously
ostentatiousness (current term)
ostentator
ostentators
ostentious
ostentive
ostentous
ostents
osteo-
osteo-malacia
osteoanagenesis
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthropathy
osteoarthrosis
osteoarticular

Literary usage of Ostentatiousness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"S. If I see the champion of Cuailgne With his ostentatiousness of fame, It is not in retreat he goeth from us, But it is towards us he cometh, Though fleet ..."

2. The Institutes of Vishnu by Julius Jolly (1900)
"6 ostentatiousness=making a show of piety; pride = scil. of wealth and learning; vanity=esteeming oneself too highly; harsh- ness= mercilessness. ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"... met by the corrupt sales of offices, titles, and dignities; and idle ostentatiousness, always a failing of the nation, was nattered and encouraged. ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"... met by the corrupt sales of offices, titles, and dignities ; and idle ostentatiousness, always a failing of the nation, was flattered and encouraged. ..."

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