- IPA: /ˈɡɛəɹɪʃ/
- 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; […]."
- French: criard, tape-à-l'œil, voyant
- German: grell, protzig, auffallend, aufdringlich, knallig, knallbunt, schreiend bunt
- Italian: pacchiano, appariscente, vistoso, chiassoso , sgargiante
- Portuguese: garrido
- Russian: крича́щий
- Spanish: gárrido, chillón, vistoso, colorinche (Lat. Am.), charro, estrambótico, estrafalario, hortera (Spain)