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Synonyms for showiness

extravagant elaborateness

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Canadian bluegrass band the Slocan Ramblers, on the road to promote its sophomore album, "Coffee Creek," plays roots music without any showiness or pretension.
Under hot and dry stressful conditions, animal-pollinated plants have to deal with two essential problems: first, water shortage may limit showiness of flowers and therefore pollinator attractiveness; second, high temperatures may induce higher floral physiological maintenance costs.
The Ceminid meteor shower ranks with the August Perseids for showiness, and it's easier on your sleep schedule too.
To try to distinguish effects of showiness from mimicking scary eyes, Mappes and her colleagues developed tests based on computers and mealworms.
Or read the portrait of William Simpson and you will see how a man who was a mathematician laid the foundation of the literary pre-eminence of Umuahia which is now acknowledged in Nigeria and Africa; how he turned his boys away from the temptation of empty showiness in the boxing ring.
While Austen perhaps disliked the showiness of the event, complete with "Illuminations & fireworks," her attitude toward public performances did not alter even later in her life.
Of course if out and out showiness is a must have you can always order up the vindaloo 275 Trophy R with optional chiropractor.
As the UK summer carnival season kicks off with Glastonbury festival, bmi regional is offering customers who crave that rock star feeling the showiness of travelling by private jets with full in-flight service.
With this penchant for sartorial drama, Molly relished the showiness of her new Irish Crochet, a style of lace that reminded her of carved ivory.
Despite it being the programme's 10th anniversary there was none of the crude showiness of previous years.
His epigrams, interestingly, depict rustics who are not taken in by the showiness of men in fancy costumes, and kings in all their pomp are revealed to be equal to slaves in death and in its near cousin sleep.
In the '80s and early '90s, there was a sense of showiness and 'Wing' and conspicuous consumption among the younger generations," Wood says.
Why choose to do exactly what everyone else does, with the only individualization being the theme colors, the degree of showiness, and the amount of pupik shown by both the bat mitzvah girl and her mother?
If this scene would traditionally call for a response in the vein of a choral hymn, patriotically extolling the heroic accomplishments of civil engineering, the girls' sartorial gaudiness interferes with this script and undermines the showiness of the dam project.
This makes for a spectacular man whose critical eye is drowned in his showiness.