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Synonyms for spectacular

Synonyms for spectacular

suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense

Synonyms for spectacular

a lavishly produced performance

sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

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characteristic of spectacles or drama

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having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

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By focusing intently on different faces within the crowd, the director reverses the dynamics of spectacularity engendered by the amphitheater, revealing the workings of the spectacle.
Spectacularity Their prehistoric looks include 16 armored plates and a vacuum for a mouth.
Fevvers subverts her spectacularity to her own ends, ambiguous, ever-changing she can never be pinned down as a trophy of the male Collector, she resists the final meanings desired by journalist Walser aiming to decode her as a great humbug of the world.
He must be the impossible combination not only of insider/outsider, but commodity and broker in a literary market that values the region for the very spectacularity Garland disavows.
12) David Gilbert in his "London in All Its Glory" examines how late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century tour books created a vision of London that rivalled Paris for its spectacularity in spite of its crooked picturesqueness.
Finally, despite the spectacularity of the tea boom, the low rate of growth in tea export in the nineteenth century failed to generate significant transformative changes.
By contrast, it is important to recognize the additive effect of current, historical, and largely media-induced spectacularity on literature of any kind, fictional and nonfictional.
A discussion of the politics of representation and the problems of female spectacularity begins but certainly does not end with Mulvey's insights, which recognize a division between active masculine gaze and passive feminine image in the visual sphere.
But then I stared down into the Well of Regret and discovered even more spectacularity than I ever dreamed possible.
These pressures are indexed by subsequent figures who function as icons of black spectacularity, from the anonymous boxer plotting his next moves both in and out of the ring, to the artist herself, done up as a trickster whose seductive laughter in part four quickly transmutes into a demonic threat: "I am gonna destroy ya, because I want you to feel the suffering that I know.
To exaggerate the spectacularity of the scene, Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper even deliberately chose an image of migrant workers holding "Jobs & Careers" placards and published it.
Handball records at an international level a rise in preference among viewers because of its spectacularity and dynamic of the game.
Moving away from Postcolonial Studies~ reliance on textuality to highlight bodily pleasure and spectacularity, we will investigate AfroPolitanism the nourishing of these social dances in urban spaces-- and ask how and why Afro-diasporic rhythms connect AfroPolitans from postcolonial worlds that speak different languages and have inherited divergent colonial histories.
1) Likely interested in ratings, every television channel wanted to be the first to air a "scoop," to cite the past for its spectacularity and shock value.
David Calzado y Charanga Habanera, perhaps the second most famous name in timba, "promoted an openly commercial and controversial image that privileged choreography and spectacularity over purely musical values" (p.