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showy

[shoh-ee] /ˈʃoʊ i/
adjective, showier, showiest.
1.
making an imposing display:
showy flowers.
2.
pompous; ostentatious; gaudy.
Origin of showy
1705-1715
1705-15; show + -y1
Related forms
unshowy, adjective
Synonyms
2. loud. See gaudy1 , grandiose.
Antonyms
2. humble.
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showy

/ˈʃəʊɪ/
adjective showier, showiest
1.
gaudy, flashy, or ostentatious
2.
making a brilliant or imposing display
Derived Forms
showily, adverb
showiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for showy
adj.

1712, from show (n.) + -y (2). Related: Showiness; showiness. Originally in a positive sense.

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