noun Date: circa 1598 showy ornamentation; especially personal finery

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  • Gaudery — Gaud er*y, n. Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display. [R.] Tarnished gaudery. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaudery — [gôd′ər ē] n. pl. gauderies gaudy, or ostentatious, appearance, clothes, etc.; finery …   English World dictionary

  • gaudery — /gaw deuh ree/, n., pl. gauderies. 1. ostentatious show. 2. finery; gaudy or showy things: a fashionable dandy and his gaudery. [1520 30; GAUD + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gaudery — /ˈgɔdəri/ (say gawduhree) noun (plural gauderies) 1. ostentatious show. 2. finery; fine or showy things: she stood in the doorway resplendent in her gaudery …   Australian English dictionary

  • gaudery — n. showy and flashy decoration; finery, fancy clothes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gaudery — gaud·ery …   English syllables

  • gaudery — gaud•er•y [[t]ˈgɔ də ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies finery; showy things …   From formal English to slang

  • gaudery — noun cheap or pretentious or vain display • Syn: ↑pomp • Derivationally related forms: ↑pompous (for: ↑pomp) • Hypernyms: ↑display, ↑show …   Useful english dictionary

  • blatancy — Synonyms and related words: arrantness, boldness, brazenness, clamorousness, colorfulness, conspicuousness, crudeness, dash, dazzle, dazzlingness, extravagance, extravaganza, extravagation, flagrance, flagrancy, flamboyance, flashiness, gaiety,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bravery — Synonyms and related words: Dutch courage, Sunday best, boldness, braveness, chiffon, chivalrousness, chivalry, clinquant, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, daring, determination, doughtiness, fearlessness, festoons, finery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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