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ostentatious
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
  • No noble rite nor formal ostentation
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (98% in)
ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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