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Definition of Ostentation


  1. The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; -- usually in a detractive sense.
  2. A show or spectacle.

Ostentation Quotations

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
Riccardo Muti

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
William Penn

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
John Locke
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Ostentation Translations

ostentation in French is exhibition
ostentation in German is Zurschaustellung, Schaustellung
ostentation in Italian is ostentazione
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