He was a showman who indulged in ostentation and flamboyance.
It can be shocking at first—the copious amounts of nudity, ostentation, “O” faces, all twisted, layered, sometimes even malformed.
He had here no motive or occasion for ostentation, or, as it is called, popularity-hunting.
Reflecting, by your ostentation, upon all the ladies in the county, who do not as you do.
The Uruguayan is curiously free from all evidence of this ostentation.
In Spain, it is celebrated with all the pomp and ostentation imaginable.
Whatever their lack of ostentation, there was an air of distinction about both that would strike the most casual observer.
This was no time, he remarked, for publicity and ostentation.
Suffice it then that it took place at the parish church without any ostentation or fuss.
The man nearest him, combing his beard with ostentation, burst into a laugh.
mid-15c., from Old French ostentacion (mid-14c.) and directly from Latin ostentationem (nominative ostentatio) "showing, exhibition, vain display," noun of action from past participle stem of ostentare "to display," frequentative of ostendere "to show" (see ostensible).