ostentatious ostentatious  /ˌɑ stən ˈteɪ ʃəs/


  1. (adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
  2. (adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar



  • His austere lifestyle stood in jarring contrast to the hedonistic and ostentatious lifestyles of his colleagues and office mates.


  1. Is Justin Bieber's New Leopard Print Car the Most Ridiculous Thing He Owns?

    (Photo: Getty | YouTube) Justin Bieber isn't above putting his massive fortune towards all things ostentatious and over-the-top — after all, he's 19, rich, and incredibly famous. Whether it's his extensive hat collection , personal Batmobile , tricked-out golf cart , closet full of drop crotch pants , or his gaudy array of bling , Bieber spends money on things most of us would deem ridiculous ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. Alicia Keys: I Thought Swizz Beatz Was "So Annoying" When We Met

    Alicia Keys says she thought husband Swizz Beatz was "annoying" and "ostentatious" when they first met. Credit: Earl Gibson III/WireImage.com
    on June 7, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  3. Alicia Keys Didn't Really Like Husband Swizz Beatz at First

    Getty Images Alicia Keys was not too impressed with Swizz Beatz when they first met — he was too flashy and "annoying" for her. But something surely changed: They've been married for three years and have a darling son together! "Honestly, I didn't really like him that much. I thought he was too ostentatious," she said of her first impression of Mr. Beatz in a recent Marie Claire U.K. interview ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Zimbio


  1. "I don't see this place as ostentatious or flashy. I guess I see it as classy," general partner Hal Steinbrenner said. "I think we did a great job and I think everybody in our organization is very proud of it."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: George Steinbrenner Source: USA Today

  2. "The Prime Minister's message is to be taken in the right spirit. His concern was in view of the wealth inequality in the country...... He meant ostentatious display of wealth should be avoided," Mr Mittal added.
    on May 25, 2007 By: Sunil Mittal Source: The Statesman

  3. "People are not buying expensive cars today. They are not buying anything quite frankly, but they are not buying anything that is perceived as extravagant, excessive, overtly luxurious or blatantly ostentatious. The ultimate expression of that over...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: David Richards Source: Reuters

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