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Meaning of showy by Wiktionary Dictionary

showy


    Etymology

    show +‎ -y

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -əʊi
    • Homophone: showie

    Adjective

    showy ( comparative showier, superlative showiest )

    1. calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit
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    • Wikisaurus:gaudy

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Explanation of showy by Wordnet Dictionary

showy


    Adjective
    1. superficially attractive and stylish

    2. ( used especially of clothes ) marked by conspicuous display

    3. displaying brilliance and virtuosity

    4. marked by ostentation but often tasteless

    5. a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet


    Definition of showy by GCIDE Dictionary

    showy


    1. Showy a. [Compar. Showier ( ); superl. Showiest.] Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.

      A present of everything that was rich and showy. Addison.

      Syn. -- Splendid; gay; gaudy; gorgeous; fine; magnificent; grand; stately; sumptuous; pompous.