Ostentation

Definition of Ostentation

Os`ten`ta´tion
n.1.The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; - usually in a detractive sense.
He knew that good and bountiful minds were sometimes inclined to ostentation.
- Atterbury.
2.A show or spectacle.

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