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Word of the Day 07/15/15 Ostentation

Ostentation (noun)
ostentation [os-ten-tey-shuh n, -tuh n-]


noun
1. pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others.
2. Archaic. the act of showing or exhibiting; display.

Synonyms
1. pretension, pretense.

Origin: 1425-75; late Middle English ostentacioun < Middle French ostentation < Latin ostentation- (stem of ostentatio), equivalent to ostentat (us) past participle of ostentare to display, exhibit, frequentative of ostendere to present, display (equivalent to os-, var of ob- ob- + ten (dere) to stretch + -t- frequentative suffix + -atus -ate1) + -ion- -ion

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