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1. showy

adjective. ['ˈʃoʊi'] marked by ostentation but often tasteless.

Synonyms

  • flamboyant
  • pretentious
  • ostentatious

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • bare
  • plain
  • unpretentious

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • show (English)
  • schewen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Showy

  • snowy
  • slowey
  • cloey
  • chloe
  • blowy
  • zoe
  • towey
  • roehi
  • lowy
  • lowey
  • loewy
  • joey
  • hoey
  • doughy
  • coey
  • bowie

Example sentences of the word showy


1. Adjective
They are showy but do little damage.

2. Noun, singular or mass
They are valued for the delicate-looking structure of their branches and the showy fall color of their leaves.

3. Verb, past participle
The ray petals that surround the central disk are showy, attracting pollinators.

2. showy

adjective. ['ˈʃoʊi'] (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display.

Synonyms

  • flashy
  • jazzy
  • gaudy
  • sporty
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • unrhythmical
  • unfair
  • inactive

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • show (English)
  • schewen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. showy

adjective. ['ˈʃoʊi'] displaying brilliance and virtuosity.

Antonyms

  • uncolored

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • show (English)
  • schewen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. showy

adjective. ['ˈʃoʊi'] superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense.

Synonyms

  • attractive

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • tasteful

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • show (English)
  • schewen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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