- characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.
This particular definition to me is interesting. I distinctly remember that ostentatious was one of my vocabulary words in middle school and the definition I learned back then was:
ostentatious– showy and pretentious
I guess it is a very similar definition but back then I always imagined a fancy peacock or the highly ornate Baroque period.
I guess I never associated the word vulgar with ostentatious.
It’s fun to approach words from a new angle!