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 for ostentatiousness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ostentatious \Os`ten*ta"tious\, a.
     Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous;
     pretentious; boastful.
     [1913 Webster]
           Far from being ostentatious of the good you do.
     [1913 Webster]
           The ostentatious professions of many years. --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster] -- Os`ten*ta"tious*ly, adv. --
     Os`ten*ta"tious*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and
           puffed up with vanity [syn: ostentation,
           ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness,
           pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation]

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