Definition of ostentatiously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɒstenˈteɪʃəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːstenˈteɪʃəsli//
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  1. 1(disapproving) in a way that is meant to impress people by showing how rich, important, etc. somebody is synonym showily ostentatiously dressed an ostentatiously lavish lifestyle
  2. 2in a very obvious way so that people will notice it His hands were clasped ostentatiously behind his head. She was very severe and ostentatiously pious.