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1. The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; usually in a detractive sense. Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm. He knew that good and bountiful minds were sometimes inclined to ostentation. (Atterbury)

2. A show or spectacle.

Synonym: parade, pageantry, show, pomp, pompousness, vaunting, boasting. See Parade.

Origin: L. Ostentatio: cf. F. Ostentation.