V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: gaudy, flashy, showy, or brightly and vividly colored

Synonyms: gaudy, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, showy, flashy, flamboyant, ornate

Antonyms: elegant, tasteful, muted, simple, plain, modest

Tips: Garish is synonymous with gaudy and flamboyant. All three words have similar meanings and can be used to describe overly showy and colorful clothes or decoration. Garish and gaudy are always used critically, while flamboyant doesn't necessarily have to be a critique.

Usage Examples:

Looking back at old photos, the woman laughed at the garish pink and orange gown she had worn to her high school prom. (gaudy, flashy, tacky)

He arrived in a garish, electric blue, 24-person limousine. (showy, tacky)

Little Richard is known for wearing garish capes and clothes that make him stick out, even in a crowd of celebrities. (gaudy, flashy, tacky, bright)

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had a pair of garish, neon green jeans in high school. (gaudy, flashy, tacky, bright)

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