• IPA: /ˌɒstənˈteɪʃən/

ostentation (uncountable)

  1. Ambitious display; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause.
  2. (obsolete) A show or spectacle.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1
      Let her awhile be secretly kept in,
      And publish it that she is dead indeed:
      Maintain a mourning ostentation;
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