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  • glitziness — noun see glitz I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glitziness — glitz·i·ness …   English syllables

  • glitziness — noun see glitz I * * * glitzˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑glitzy …   Useful english dictionary

  • glitzy — glitziness, n. /glit see/, adj., glitzier, glitziest. Slang. pretentiously or tastelessly showy: a glitzy gown. [1965 70; see GLITZ, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • glitz — I. noun Etymology: perhaps modification of German glitzern to glitter, from Middle High German glitzen; akin to Old Norse glitra to glitter Date: 1971 extravagant showiness ; glitter, ostentation • glitziness noun • glitzy adjective II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glitz — informal noun extravagant but superficial display. verb N. Amer. make glamorous or showy. Derivatives glitzily adverb glitziness noun glitzy adjective (glitzier, glitziest). Origin 1960s (as glitzy …   English new terms dictionary

  • display — 1. noun 1) a display of lights Syn: exhibition, exposition, array, arrangement, presentation, demonstration; spectacle, show, parade, pageant 2) they vied to outdo each other in display Syn: ostentation …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ostentation — noun most car buyers are looking for a lot more than ostentation Syn: showiness, show, pretentiousness, vulgarity, conspicuousness, display, flamboyance, gaudiness, brashness, extravagance, ornateness, exhibitionism; informal flashiness, glitz,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • glitzy — adj. (glitzier, glitziest) sl. extravagant, ostentatious; tawdry, gaudy. Derivatives: glitzily adv. glitziness n. Etymology: GLITTER, after RITZY: cf. G glitzerig glittering …   Useful english dictionary

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