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

  Showy \Show"y\, a. [Compar. Showier; superl. Showiest.]
     Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked
     appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.
     [1913 Webster]
           A present of everything that was rich and showy.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Splendid; gay; gaudy; gorgeous; fine; magnificent;
          grand; stately; sumptuous; pompous.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by ostentation but often tasteless; "a cheap showy
             rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad" [syn:
             flamboyant, showy, splashy]
      2: displaying brilliance and virtuosity
      3: (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
         [syn: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty]
      4: superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or
         expense; "a glossy TV series" [syn: glossy, showy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "showy":
     Byzantine, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, arabesque, baroque,
     bedizened, big-sounding, brave, bravura, braw, chichi, conspicuous,
     convoluted, daring, dashing, declamatory, dressy, elaborate,
     elevated, euphuistic, exhibitionistic, fancy, flamboyant, flaming,
     flashing, flashy, flaunting, florid, frilly, frothy, fulsome,
     fussy, gallant, garish, gaudy, gay, glittering, gorgeous,
     grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown,
     high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, inkhorn, intricate,
     jaunty, jazzy, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, luxurious,
     magniloquent, meretricious, opulent, ornate, orotund, ostentatious,
     overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, peacockish,
     peacocky, pedantic, pompous, pretentious, rakish, resplendent,
     rhetorical, rococo, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious,
     show-off, snazzy, sonorous, splashy, splurgy, sporty, stilted,
     sumptuous, swank, tall, tawdry, tortuous

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