garish
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɡɛəɹɪʃ/
Adjective

garish

  1. Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste. [from 1540s]
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:gaudy
    The dress fits her well, but the pattern is rather garish.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      "My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; […]."
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