showily [shoh-uh-lee] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for showily on adverb

  1. in a showy manner.

Origin of showily First recorded in 1780–90; showy + -ly Related formsun·show·i·ly, adverb Related Words for showily powerfully, aloud, emphatically, noisily, vehemently, vociferously, merrily, splendidly, brilliantly, cheerfully, colorfully, gleefully, joyfully, obstreperously, showily, cheaply, fully, obtrusively, ostentatiously, rudely Examples from the Web for showily Historical Examples of showily

  • He was proud of his strength, and showily fearless in danger.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

  • It was a huge, ornate place, showily furnished and glaring with lights.

    Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent

    John T. McIntyre

  • His sister Hrefna was there also, and was dressed most showily.

    Laxdla Saga


  • He is showily dressed, with a vast expanse of cravat and waistcoat.

    The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I


  • She was neatly but not showily dressed, and wore a little jewellery of a ten-years-back fashion.

    The Recipe for Diamonds

    Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

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