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1 a public showing of objects of interest
  • a display of paintings by masters of French Impressionism

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2 an outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect
  • a display of sympathy that was totally phony

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Synonyms & Antonyms of display (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • display the best items at the front of the showcase

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2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs
  • an actress who can display a great range of emotion

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show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine. showed her snapshots to the whole group exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly. exhibit paintings at a gallery display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage. display sale items expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying. sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying. parading their piety for all to see flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading. nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth

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The first known use of display was in the 14th century

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“Display.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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