#882. Ostentation. -- N. ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade, etalage[Fr], pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, splurge, glitter, strut, pomposity; pretense, pretensions; showing off; fuss.
magnificence, splendor; coup d'oeil[Fr]; grand doings.
coup de theatre; stage effect, stage trick; claptrap; mise en scene[Fr]; tour de force; chic.
demonstration, flying colors; tomfoolery; flourish of trumpets &c. (celebration) 883; pageant, pageantry; spectacle, exhibition, exposition, procession; turn out, set out; grand function; fte, gala, field day, review, march past, promenade, insubstantial pageant.
dress; court dress, full dress, evening dress, ball dress, fancy dress; tailoring, millinery, man millinery, frippery, foppery, equipage.
ceremony, ceremonial; ritual; form, formality; etiquette; puncto[Lat], punctilio, punctiliousness; starched stateliness, stateliness.
mummery, solemn mockery, mouth honor.
attitudinarian[obs]; fop &c. 854.
V. be ostentatious &c. adj.; come forward, put oneself forward; attract attention, star it.
cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge; figure, figure away; make a show, make a display; glitter.
show off, show off one's paces; parade, march past; display, exhibit, put forward, hold up; trot out, hand out; sport, brandish, blazon forth; dangle, dangle before the eyes.
cry up &c. (praise) 931; proner[Fr], flaunt, emblazon, prink[obs], set off, mount, have framed and glazed.
put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon; clean the outside of the platter &c. (disguise) 544.
Adj. ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious; janty[obs], jaunty; grand, pompous, palatial; high-sounding; turgid &c. (big-sounding) 577; gairish[obs], garish; gaudy, gaudy as a peacock, gaudy as a butterfly, gaudy as a tulip; flaunting, flashing, flaming, glittering; gay &c. (ornate) 847.
splendid, magnificent, sumptuous.
theatrical, dramatic, spectacular; ceremonial, ritual.
solemn, stately, majestic, formal, stiff, ceremonious, punctilious, starched.
dressed to kill, dressed to the nines, decjed out, all decked out, en granite tenue[Fr], in best bib and tucker, in Sunday best, endimanch, chic.
Adv. with flourish of trumpet, with beat of drum, with flying colors.
ad captandum vulgus[Lat.].
Phr. honores mutant mores[Lat].