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ostentatious
used in Love's Labour's Lost

2 uses
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Definition
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
  • ...with some delightful ostentation, or show, or pageant, or antic, or firework.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (72% 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.)
  • Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-pil'd hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical; these summer-flies Have blown me full of maggot ostentation: I do forswear them; and I here protest, By this white glove,—how white the hand, God knows!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (47% in)

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