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aw sten tay shuhn

  • n  a gaudy outward display
  • n  lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
  • n  pretentious or showy or vulgar display

  • The way, 75 years ago, she mixed up the vocabulary of male and female clothes and created fashion that offered the wearer a feeling of hidden luxury rather than ostentation are .
  • I promise to practice my religion openly and consistently, but without ostentation, and to so conduct myself in public affairs, and in the exercise of public virtue as to reflect .
  • Something like the fairy-tale gnomes that guarded subterranean treasures, Swiss bankers speak sparingly, avoid social ostentation, and bury their moneytwo floors below ground .
News & Articles

  • The Pope Says You Should Drive A More Reasonable Car
    As part of his general attitude against ostentation, Pope Francis thinks Catholic priests and nuns (but probably you, too) should spend less time trying to buy the newest, fanciest thing. Of all the adjectives used to describe a pope, down-to-earth is not usually the first to come to mind. But the new, Argentinean Pope Francis has shown himself to be a man of the people, departing from the ...
    July 11, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Times Online
    Christians, Jews, Muslims, all believers regardless of their faith, must refrain from ostentation and provocation and ...... practice their religion in humble discretion,Mr Sarkozy wrote.
  • Alun Ffred Jones in Car Rentals
    Alun Ffred Jones, the heritage minister, commented that tourists are seeking "real value and authentic quality, not over indulgence and ostentation".
  • Peter Horbury in MPH Online
    Attitudes about luxury are changing, and Lincoln is at the forefront of the shift,says Peter Horbury, executive director, North American Design. "People want refinement, rather than ostentation. Lincoln MKS is a luxury car that doesn't...

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