What are some alternative words for pageant?

Synonyms for pageant
ˈpædʒ ənt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar 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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pageant

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

    Antonyms:
    dream, illusion, phantasmagoria, mockery

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pageant(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spectacle, show, display, parade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    re-enactment, parade, competitions, competition, spectacle, contest

How to pronounce pageant?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pageant in sign language?

  1. pageant

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#268show
#750display
#2078competition
#3575contest
#4350exhibition
#6614ceremony
#6746competitions
#6903parade
#21030pageant
#21729spectacle
#23203boast
#23713flourish
#24284procession
#30842boasting
#49571pomp
#84144pageantry
#118932ostentation
#164845pomposity
#281038vaunt

How to use pageant in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The shortest route to enter into the Indian film industry for a female actor is not through an acting school, but often via a beauty pageant show.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?

  3. Cynthia García Coll:

    We love to participate in the Miss Universe pageant and the World Baseball Classic, that unites us like nothing else. All that would be gone under statehood. We would be like New Jersey, my dear.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


Translations for pageant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for pageant »

Translation

Find a translation for the pageant synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of pageant

  1. pageant
    pageant
    pageant
    pageant
    pageant

Discuss these pageant synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "pageant." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 1 Dec. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/pageant>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for pageant?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pageant:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.