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English adjective: showy

1. showy marked by ostentation but often tasteless


SamplesA cheap showy rhinestone bracelet.
A splashy half-page ad.


Synonymsflamboyant, splashy


Similarostentatious, pretentious


Antonymsunostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious

2. showy displaying brilliance and virtuosity


Similartheatrical


Antonymsuntheatrical

3. showy (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display


Synonymsflashy, gaudy, jazzy, sporty


Similarcolorful, colourful


Antonymscolorless, colourless

4. showy superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense


SamplesA glossy TV series.


Synonymsglossy


Similarattractive


Antonymsunattractive









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