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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ostentation  \Os`ten*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  ostentatio:  cf  F. 
  1.  The  act  of  ostentating  or  of  making  an  ambitious  display; 
  unnecessary  show  pretentious  parade;  --  usually  in  a 
  detractive  sense  ``Much  ostentation  vain  of  fleshly 
  arm.''  --Milton. 
  He  knew  that  good  and  bountiful  minds  were  sometimes 
  inclined  to  ostentation.  --Atterbury. 
  2.  A  show  or  spectacle.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Parade;  pageantry;  show  pomp;  pompousness;  vaunting; 
  boasting.  See  {Parade}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  showy  outward  display  [syn:  {fanfare}] 
  2:  lack  of  elegance  as  a  consequence  of  pomposity  [syn:  {ostentatiousness}, 
  {pomposity},  {pompousness},  {pretentiousness},  {splashiness}] 
  3:  pretentious  or  showy  or  vulgar  display 

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