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garish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garish  \Gar"ish\,  a.  [Cf.  OE  gauren  to  stare;  of  uncertain 
  origin.  Cf  {gairish}.] 
  1.  Showy;  dazzling;  ostentatious;  attracting  or  exciting 
  attention.  ``The  garish  sun.''  ``A  garish  flag.''  --Shak. 
  ``In  .  .  .  garish  colors.''  --Asham.  ``The  garish  day.'' 
  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  Garish  like  the  laughters  of  drunkenness.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Gay  to  extravagance;  flighty. 
 
  It  makes  the  mind  loose  and  garish.  --South. 
  --  {Gar"ish*ly},  adv  --  {Garish*ness},  n.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garish 
  adj  :  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments" 
  [syn:  {brassy},  {cheap},  {flash},  {flashy},  {gaudy},  {gimcrack}, 
  {loud},  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty},  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 




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