Ostentatious - characterized by a showy display, seeking to attract attention
Attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness.
To remember the definition of the word ostentatious, use the following mnemonic:
The Oz tent was spacious (ostentatious) and had a chandelier and a welcome mat at its entrance. It certainly was showy.
Examples of Ostentatious in a sentence
I tried to tell Mary her fur coat was a bit too ostentatious to be worn at a funeral.
In order to avoid being robbery targets, tourists are encouraged to not wear ostentatious jewellery.
The rock star was criticized for his ostentatious lifestyle.