Brilliance and Ostentation


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Brilliance noun – Impressiveness of beauty on a large scale.
Usage example: the brilliance of the palace is really quite staggering

Ostentation and brilliance are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Ostentation" instead a noun "Brilliance".
Nearby Words: brilliant, brilliantly, brilliancy
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Ostentation noun – Excessive or unnecessary display.
Brilliance and ostentation are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Brilliance" instead a noun "Ostentation".
Nearby Words: ostentatious, ostentatiously
Synonyms for Ostentation
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Ostentation or Brilliance. 2016. Accessed February 22, 2020.

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