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Synonyms for showy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flamboyant, showy, splashy(adj)

    marked by ostentation but often tasteless

    "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad"

    Synonyms:
    flashy, splashy, jazzy, aureate, sporty, glossy, gaudy, florid, flamboyant

    Antonyms:
    colourless, colorless, unpretentious, untheatrical, unpretending, unattractive, unostentatious

  2. showy(adj)

    displaying brilliance and virtuosity

    Synonyms:
    sporty, splashy, gaudy, jazzy, flamboyant, glossy, flashy

    Antonyms:
    colorless, colourless, untheatrical, unostentatious, unpretending, unattractive, unpretentious

  3. flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty(adj)

    (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

    Synonyms:
    flashy, splashy, trashy, sporting, clean, meretricious, tacky, gimcrack, loud, garish, sporty, flamboyant, glossy, brassy, cheap, tawdry, jazzy, flash, tatty, gaudy, sportsmanlike

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, unattractive, colourless, unpretending, colorless, unostentatious, untheatrical

  4. glossy, showy(adj)

    superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

    "a glossy TV series"

    Synonyms:
    glistening, flashy, splashy, calendered, jazzy, shiny, glossy, sporty, flamboyant, shining, gaudy, lustrous

    Antonyms:
    unpretending, colourless, colorless, unostentatious, untheatrical, unattractive, unpretentious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. showy

    Synonyms:
    gay, gaudy, high-colored, gorgeous, flashy, tinsel

    Antonyms:
    inconspicuous, unnoticeable, quiet, subdued

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. showy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    gaudy, flashy, gay, glaring, gairish, flaunting, gorgeous, splendid, fine, dressy, jaunty, airy, bedizened, pranked out

  2. showy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    grand, stately, ostentatious, pompous, magnificent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. showy(a)

    Synonyms:
    spectacular, pageant, ostentatious, pompous, garish, gaudy, meretricious, gorgeous, flashy, bedizened, gay, conspicuous, tinsel

    Antonyms:
    inconspicuous, modest, unostentatious, quiet, subdued

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "showy":

    sighted, conspicuous

How to pronounce showy?

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How to say showy in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#827cheap
#1174flash
#1809clean
#3150sporting
#6888loud
#7359gorgeous
#12379shining
#13343shiny
#13717glossy
#20982trashy
#23717sporty
#24347sighted
#26176conspicuous
#28916jazzy
#33469flashy
#38672tacky
#39862lustrous
#46663glistening
#47898flamboyant
#53694showy
#55663tinsel
#59182gaudy
#79242garish
#85672tatty
#89699florid
#96968brassy
#100861tawdry
#101092splashy
#209600meretricious
#216212aureate
#253252calendered
#271082sportsmanlike

How to use showy in a sentence?

  1. Lao Tzu:

    The men who are great live with that which is substantial, they do not stay with that which is superficial they abide with realities, they remain not with what is showy. The one they discard, the other they hold.

  2. Tom Doyle:

    The guitar was great for television, very very showy, and you could see Les' hands fly all over this neck because of the black background.

  3. Mary McNamara:

    Don Draper is not a showy role, because 'Mad Men' is not a showy show. He is not killing anyone, there are no scenery-chewing performances that stand out.


Translations for showy

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  • grell, auffällig, schreiend, protzigGerman
  • jactancioso, ostentosoSpanish
  • pramea, näyttäväFinnish
  • tape-à-l’œilFrench
  • éagsúilIrish
  • 派手, けばけばしいJapanese
  • na pokazPolish
  • mirabolantePortuguese
  • на показ, кричащий, безвкусный, напыщенный, показной, пёстрый, эффектный, впечатляющий, яркийRussian
  • mapagyabang, hambogTagalog

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