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[shoh-ee-nis] /ˈʃoʊ i nɪs/
the property or characteristic of being showy.
Origin of showiness
1805-15; showy + -ness
Related forms
unshowiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • showiness such as that of the big, black-haired, blue-eyed Irishman is enough to "put out" the light of any one else!

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • Lila was shocked and awed by her friend's showiness and indifference.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • The simplicity of his phrases, his entire absence of showiness or bombast, made his influence indescribably deep and powerful.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • "showiness" is common in every trumpery village in the land.

  • Now she seemed determined to rival him in showiness, to be the partner of his alleged vulgarity.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • Although some other species surpass this in showiness, it is one of the most distinct.

  • In point of showiness of stores and bustle, the streets of Philadelphia are far behind New York.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • Gaud′iness, showiness; Gaud′y, an English university feast or festival.

  • Poverty and showiness, supreme beauty and grotesque ugliness, jostle each other at close quarters.

    Spanish Vistas George Parsons Lathrop
  • As at the South, in the services of Mrs. Marsh here, there was a great disproportion between their showiness and their usefulness.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett

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