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Definition of the adjective showy
What does showy mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more showy / showier | most showy / showiest
- marked by ostentation but often tasteless
- displaying brilliance and virtuosity
- similar: theatrical
- (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
- superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
Alternative definition of the adjective showy
- calling attention; flash; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit
Phrases with showy
- Showy Aster
- showy daisy
- Showy Draba
- Showy Gilia
- Showy Phlox
- Showy Sedge
- Showy Senna
- Showy Cappel
- Showy Orchid
- showy orchis
- Showy Chloris
- Showy Frasera
- Showy Gentian
- Showy Mullein
- Showy Tarweed
- Showy Cockspur
- Showy Locoweed
- Showy Menodora
- showy milkweed
- Showy Milkwort
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for showy
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by John Platts
a lively, showy, gay man. A true gallant ; an insignificant beau ; a conceited, impertinent spark. GALLANTRY, [ galanterie, F.] refined address to women. Love, [lufian, to love, S.] the passion between the sexes. Gallantry is ...
Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley
A showy simpleton, male or female : see Buffle (1618). 2. A showy trifle, anything pretty but of ...
Showy;-noble in bearing or spirit;-polite and attentive to | ladies. | SYN. Chivalrous; brave ; heroic; Gallantry, (ga1'lant-re) n.
by Frank Bisby
Barneby Showy Crotalaria, see Crotalaria spectabilis Roth Showy Millettia, see Millettia speciosa Benth. Showy Parrot Pea, see Dillwynia sericea Cunn.
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Showy, the ordinary term, carries less definite implications than the other words. It implies an imposing, striking, or impressive appearance, but it often suggests cheapness, inferiority, or poor taste (showy brass ware-Shaw) (showy furniture) ...
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)
Mixed sciences, vol. 4
Cistineous shrubs—Among these a few species of Cistns or rock-rose are hardy and most of the species of Helianthemum or sun-rose; they are all ornamental, and bear showy but short-lived flowers; 'but as new flowers expand as the old ...
by Bonnie L. Hendricks
It should be a single- foot with the exaggerated, showy action learned from a good trainer that can be recognized by ear even if one is blindfolded. The knee and hock action should be snappy and sufficient for this beautiful gait. The slow gait ...
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Northern hardwoods, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County.
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- Showy Fleabane
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- Showy Holomelina
Virbia ostenta. Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.
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- Showy Chickens
Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, NY
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Scrabble value of S1H4O1W4Y4
The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine