garishness
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. 2000.

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  • 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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