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Having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious:‘showy flowers’‘she wore a great deal of showy costume jewellery’
ostentatious, conspicuous, pretentious, obtrusive, flamboyant, gaudy, garish, brash, vulgar, loud, extravagant, fancy, ornate, affected, theatrical, overdone, over-elaborate, kitsch, tastelessflash, flashy, over the top, ott, glitzy, fancy-pants, ritzy, swanky, splashysuperfly, bling-blingdictyView synonyms
- ‘Jimmy Carter was not a flashy or showy President, but history judges him as one of America's greatest.’
- ‘Walking along a river's bend your eye is drawn to a rather large tree with showy white flowers.’
- ‘So it's usually a success if you can see that it's sort of not a showy restaurant, and you feel like someone wants to sit across the table and enjoy dinner with you.’
- ‘It seems an excessively showy, very nearly butler-ish display of reticence on everyone's part.’
- ‘Their weakness, if any, is that they fall easy prey to brand names and they would willingly go to any lengths just to be showy, extravagant and ostentatious.’
- ‘Their showy flower clusters appear with the onset of warm weather and generally bloom all summer long.’
- ‘The Spanish press comments that she rarely wears jewels, preferring showy costume earrings, necklaces and trinkets.’
- ‘H. sanguinea ‘Splish-Splash’ is one with showy foliage and bright, showy rose flowers.’
- ‘In my experience, treats from the sushi bar at Sakura tend to be nice, fresh, and reliable, if not particularly showy or ethereal.’
- ‘The design was simple and effective, neither being too flashy nor showy, proving the point that sometimes less is more.’
- ‘The judges are looking for snaps and big cutbacks, all the showy point-scoring maneuvers of professional surfing today.’
- ‘Extravagantly showy and ostentatious work is pretentious when the merit it demands is unjustified.’
- ‘They irked her, distastefully bright and far too showy.’
- ‘I started using perennials and color bowls to add a vibrant rainbow of showy flowers.’
- ‘It's yellow-green really because the plants are flowering now, but they're not showy flowers.’
- ‘There are countless examples of singer Eddie's bright, showy wit, and mini-tunes galore on an album which clocks in at a pleasing forty minutes or so.’
- ‘The showy part of the flower is not the corolla but the modified calyx.’
- ‘A variety popular because of its distinctive salmon pink colour is Marcus Graham, which features large, showy double flowers.’
- ‘Bloomington is one of the archetypal college towns in the United States, from the gorgeous campus to the showy liberal politics.’
- ‘The males are bright and showy while the hens are conservatively dressed.’
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