What are some opposite words for pageant?

Antonyms for pageant
ˈpædʒ ənt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term pageant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pageant, pageantry(noun)

    an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes

    Synonyms:
    pageantry

  2. pageant, pageantry(noun)

    a rich and spectacular ceremony

    Synonyms:
    pageantry

Wiktionary

  1. pageant(noun)

    An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.

    Synonyms:
    spectacle

  2. pageant(noun)

    A beauty pageant.

    Synonyms:
    beauty pageant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pageant

    Ostentation is an ambitious showing forth of whatever is thought adapted to win admiration or praise; ostentation may be without words; as, the ostentation of wealth in fine residences, rich clothing, costly equipage, or the like; when in words, ostentation is rather in manner than in direct statement; as, the ostentation of learning. Boasting is in direct statement, and is louder and more vulgar than ostentation. There may be great display or show with little substance; ostentation suggests something substantial to be shown. Pageant, pageantry, parade, and pomp refer principally to affairs of arms or state; as, a royal pageant; a military parade. Pomp is some material demonstration of wealth and power, as in grand and stately ceremonial, rich furnishings, processions, etc., considered as worthy of the person or occasion in whose behalf it is manifested; pomp is the noble side of that which as ostentation is considered as arrogant and vain. Pageant and pageantry are inferior to pomp, denoting spectacular display designed to impress the public mind, and since the multitude is largely ignorant and thoughtless, the words pageant and pageantry have a suggestion of the transient and unsubstantial. Parade (Latin paro, prepare) is an exhibition as of troops in camp going through the evolutions that are to be used in battle, and suggests a lack of earnestness and direct or immediate occasion or demand; hence, in the more general sense, a parade is an uncalled for exhibition, and so used is a more disparaging word than ostentation; ostentation may spring merely from undue self-gratulation, parade implies a desire to impress others with a sense of one's abilities or resources, and is always offensive and somewhat contemptible; as, a parade of wealth or learning. Pomposity and pompousness are the affectation of pomp.

    Antonyms:
    diffidence, modesty, quietness, reserve, retirement, shrinking, timidity, unobtrusiveness

    Synonyms:
    boast, boasting, display, flourish, ostentation, pageantry, parade, pomp, pomposity, pompousness, show, vaunt, vaunting

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pageant

    Antonyms:
    dream, illusion, phantasmagoria, mockery

    Synonyms:
    pomp, procession, exhibition, display, spectacle, show, ceremony

How to use pageant in a sentence?

  1. Miss Cayman Islands:

    The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant.

  2. Osmond Chan:

    If Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.

  3. Tony Leung:

    All brides will still don one at their weddings, if Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.

  4. Steve Harvey:

    Steve Harvey received major backlash after Steve Harvey announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as 2015's Miss Universe. The crown was already placed on Gutierrez’s head when Steve Harvey went back on the mic to say Steve Harvey made a mistake and that Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the real pageant winner. Steve Harvey received backlash after Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. ( Reuters) This is exactly what was on the card. I take full responsibility for this.

  5. Ferdinandas Petkevicius:

    The only thing we didn't do to prepare the goat for the pageant is we didn't polish its nails - because we thought of it too late.

How to pronounce pageant?

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Karen
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#21238shrinking
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