Antonyms for ostentation:
Synonyms for ostentation:
hubris, one-upmanship, showboating, name-dropping, grandioseness, grandstanding, Foppery, self-promotion, braggadocio, theatrics, dog-and-pony show.
BLING, swagger, window dressing, exhibitionist.
Sense 3 (noun)
exhibitionism, flashiness (noun)
bravado, pageant, pomp, splendor, flourish, pompousness, boasting, display, garishness, show, pomposity, flash, vaunt, fuss, affectation, flamboyance, pretension, parade, showiness, pageantry, vainglory, braggadocio, boast, pretentiousness, magnificence, swagger.
exhibitionism, splashiness, swaggar, snazziness, opulence, fanfare, histrionics, fuss, formality, pompousness, Flagrancy, bravado, pomposity, flashiness, affectedness, dramatics, showmanship, vanity, grandiosity, flamboyance, blatancy, pageantry, flourish, boastfulness, gaudiness, grandiloquence, dash, pomp and circumstance, showiness, parade, ostentatiousness, jauntiness, sensationalism, garishness, Bravura, rakishness, inflation, ornateness, shamelessness, pomp, splendor.
pretense, affectation, pretension, guise, fakery, bluff, imposture, artificiality, facade, show, falseness, counterfeit, claim, gimmick, forgery, mannerism, front, pose, cover, masquerade, impersonation, disguise, air, imitation, deceit, charade, fraud, stage, device.
Usage examples for ostentation:
- There never was a season more favourable for any man who chose to enter into the career of public life; and I think I am not guilty of ostentation in supposing my own moral character and my industry, my friends and connections, when Mr. Hamilton first sought my acquaintance, were not at all inferior to those of several whose fortune is at this day upon a very different footing from mine." - "Burke", John Morley.
- His mother's and his " set's" training had trimmed generous instincts close to the roots, and, also, such ideals as were not purely for material matters, especially for ostentation. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
- Now they went alone in a runabout, avoiding every evidence of ostentation. - "The Higher Court", Mary Stewart Daggett.