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Showiness  n.  The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation.

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"Showiness" Quotes from Famous Books

... catastrophe. Nevertheless it did quiver slightly under the shock of Eve's new tactics in life. This was the woman who, on only the previous night, had been inveighing against the ostentation of her son's career at the Grand Babylon. Now she seemed determined to rival him in showiness, to be the partner of his alleged vulgarity. That the immature Sissie should suddenly drop the ideals of the new poor for the ideals of the new rich was excusable. But Eve! But that modest embodiment of shy and quiet commonsense! She, who once ...
— Mr. Prohack • E. Arnold Bennett

Words linked to "Showiness" :   floridness, floridity, elaborateness, showy, flamboyance, ornateness

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