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Entry Word: show
Function: noun
Text: 1 an outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect <the children made a show of disgust when confronted with asparagus>
Synonyms demonstration, display, exhibition, flaunting
Related Words act, pretense (or pretence), simulation; affectation, pose, sham; betrayal, disclosure
2 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <her "concern" for the less fortunate is all just a big show> -- see MASQUERADE
3 outward and often deceptive indication <a false show of strength that fooled the enemy> -- see APPEARANCE 2
4 a public showing of objects of interest <a boat show at the convention center> -- see EXHIBITION 1