Garishness
Garish Gar"ish (g[^a]r"[i^]sh), 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. [1913 Webster]

Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Gay to extravagance; flighty. [1913 Webster]

It makes the mind loose and garish. --South. -- {Gar"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Gar"ish*ness}, n. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • garishness — gar ish*ness n. 1. tasteless showiness. Syn: flashiness, gaudiness, loudness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitz. [WordNet 1.5] 2. strident color or excessive ornamentation. Syn: gaudiness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garishness — index pretense (ostentation) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • garishness — garish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obtrusively bright and showy; lurid. DERIVATIVES garishly adverb garishness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • garishness — noun see garish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • garishness — See garishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • garishness — noun The quality of being garish …   Wiktionary

  • garishness — n. flashiness, offensive showiness; excessively bright or colorful dress; excessive ornamentation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • garishness — gar·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • garishness — See: garish …   English dictionary

  • garishness — noun 1. tasteless showiness • Syn: ↑flashiness, ↑gaudiness, ↑loudness, ↑brashness, ↑meretriciousness, ↑tawdriness, ↑glitz • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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