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ostentatious
used in The Lovely Bones

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intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
  • My father would sit in the old iron lawn chair with his leg stretched out in front of him and propped up slightly on an ostentatious boot scraper that Grandma Lynn had found in a curio shop in Maryland.
    Chapter Thirteen (16% in)
ostentatious = intended to attract notice and impress others
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