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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshowyshow‧y /ˈʃəʊi $ ˈʃoʊi/ adjective  SHOW OFFsomething that is showy is very colourful, big, expensive etc, especially in a way that attracts people’s attention an attractive shrub with showy flowersshowily adverbshowiness noun [uncountable]
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showyHe is gorgeous, not strong, but showy.I see her again, very straight, dressed in light colors, not at all showy.Winningham delivers Oscar-caliber work, too, in the less showy but equally complex and demanding title role.Some bowerbirds are bright and showy, but others are drab and excite their females with elaborate shelters instead.She wore a lot of cheap, showy jewelry.Though hardly a showy plant, its needle-thin blades look almost silver, especially when covered by a film of dew.Then they returned to their showy vehicles and went racing away with squealing tyres.The species is distinguished by its showy white flowers.
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