Synonyms for Showy:


colorful (adjective)
dramatic (adjective)
exaggerated (adjective)
exciting (adjective)
fashionable (adjective)
chic, slick, coordinated, chichi, natty, dapper, swank, up-to-date, Tony, snappy, stylish, modal, ritzy, smart, dashing, refined, conventional, decorous, fashionable, fancy, rakish, vogue.
flamboyant, flashy (adjective)
glaring, pompous, pretentious, ostentatious, ornate, sensational, jazzy, overdone, gaudy, snazzy, swank, splashy, dashing, histrionic, garish, Tony, opulent.
lively (adjective)
ornately spoken or written (adjective)
embellished, bloated, voluble, gilded, opulent, splashy, highfalutin, grandiloquent, flamboyant, ponderous, inflated, fancy, flowery, rhetorical, high-sounding, rococo, bombastic, baroque, lofty, rich, eloquent, elaborate, florid, ornate.
ostentatious (adjective)
flagrant, pompous, garish, blatant, opulent, ornate, jaunty, snazzy, grandiose, forced, histrionic, flamboyant, gaudy, exhibitionistic, flourishing, grandiloquent, vain, shameless, ostentatious, rakish, dramatic, splashy, affected, sensational, fussy, Flaunting, dashing, flashy, formal, boastful, stilted.
pretentious (adjective)
fake, theatrical, mannered, bogus, stiff, studied, stagy, affected, posing, imitation, pretentious, false, mock, facade, fraudulent, overdone, ostentatious, Masquerading, synthetic, unnatural, ersatz, forced, artificial, Impersonating, la-di-da, stilted, deceitful, forged, imposture, counterfeit, histrionic.


bleached, chintzy, brash, bright, color-coded, ablaze, colored, cold. flashy (noun)
showy (noun)
fancy, jazzy, ostentatious, aureate, sporty, flashy, pretentious, gaudy, theatrical, colorful, flamboyant, florid, splashy.

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Usage examples for showy

  1. But it is only the vulgar mind which can long find enjoyment in the mere attributes of wealth- in the contemplation of silk hangings, and gilded chairs, and splendid dresses, and showy equipages. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  2. It may be in some measure ascribed to fortune, but still more to those showy qualities which form a sort of substitute for mental talent, and which secured his popularity with the vulgar. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling