Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Ostentation (Page: 1016)

Os`ten*ta"tion (?), n. [L. ostentatio: cf. F. ostentation.]

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.