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flash·y

 (flăsh′ē)
adj. flash·i·er, flash·i·est
1. Cheap and showy; gaudy. See Synonyms at garish.
2. Giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance.

flash′i·ly adv.
flash′i·ness n.

flashy

(ˈflæʃɪ)
adj, flashier or flashiest
1. brilliant and dazzling, esp for a short time or in a superficial way
2. cheap and ostentatious
ˈflashily adv
ˈflashiness n

flash•y

(ˈflæʃ i)

adj. flash•i•er, flash•i•est.
1. superficially sparkling or brilliant: a flashy performance.
2. ostentatious and tasteless; gaudy: flashy clothes.
[1575–85]
flash′i•ly, adv.
flash′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flashy - tastelessly showyflashy - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
2.flashy - (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
colourful, colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"

flashy

adjective showy, loud, over the top (informal), flamboyant, brash, tacky (informal), flaunting, glitzy (slang), tasteless, naff (Brit. slang), gaudy, garish, jazzy (informal), tawdry, ostentatious, snazzy (informal), glittery, meretricious, cheap and nasty, in poor taste, tinselly a flashy sports car
natural, plain, modest, low-key, understated, unaffected, downbeat

flashy

adjective
Tastelessly showy:
Informal: tacky.
Translations
بَرّاق وقليل الجَوْدَه
okázalý ale laciný
blæretoversmart
tapageurtape-à-l’œil
csiricsáré
æpandi, yfirgengilegur

flashy

[ˈflæʃɪ] ADJ (flashier (compar) (flashiest (superl))) [jewellery, clothes, car] → llamativo, ostentoso; [colour] → chillón; [person] → llamativo

flashy

[ˈflæʃi] adj (pejorative) [person] → tapageur/euse; [thing] → tape-à-l'œil inv

flashy

adj (+er)auffallend, auffällig; Helen’s outfit is totally flashy (inf)Helens Klamotten sind total schrill or grell or flashig (inf)

flashy

[ˈflæʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-est (superl))) (pej) (car, clothes) → vistoso/a; (person) → appariscente

flash

(flӕʃ) noun
1. a quick showing of a bright light. a flash of lightning.
2. a moment; a very short time. He was with her in a flash.
3. a flashlight.
4. (often ˈnewsflash) a brief news report sent by radio, television etc. Did you hear the flash about the king's death?
verb
1. (of a light) to (cause to) shine quickly. He flashed a torch.
2. (usually with by or past) to pass quickly. The days flashed by; The cars flashed past.
3. to show; to display. He flashed a card and was allowed to pass.
ˈflashing adjective
flashing lights.
ˈflashy adjective
big, bright etc but cheap and of poor quality. flashy clothes.
ˈflashily adverb
ˈflashlight noun
1. a (battery) torch.
2. (often abbreviated to flash) an instrument which produces a sudden bright light for taking photographs.
References in classic literature ?
With the money he bought himself a suit of cheap, flashy clothes.
He was not a gentleman, nor yet one of the loud, flashy sort that call themselves so.
The truth is, I never dabbled in flashy matters, but jogged on in the good old sober routine of the calling -- a calling in which I should, no doubt, have remained to the present hour, but for a little accident which happened to me in the prosecution of one of the usual business operations of the profession.
Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books, else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things.
Hawker, the old squire, had been a loose, unsatisfactory sort of person, had been on bad terms with his first wife (who died, as some said, of neglect), and had then married a flashy South American Jewess with a fortune.
Father Brown jumped off the bandstand, his friend following; and as they walked in the direction indicated the trees fell away to right and left, and they saw a small, rather flashy hotel, such as is common in resorts--the hotel of the Saloon Bar rather than the Bar Parlour.
He must remind himself every now and then that the great event transpired in the open air, and not in a gloomy, candle- lighted cell in a little corner of a vast church, up-stairs--a small cell all bejeweled and bespangled with flashy ornamentation, in execrable taste.
She told Philip that his friend had no talent really; it was just flashy and superficial; he couldn't compose a figure to save his life.
Still, such comparisons might mislead, for no man was more incapable of flashy make-believe than Mr.
His poetical vein was really exhausted when in 1812 and 1813 Byron's 'Childe Harold' and flashy Eastern tales captured the public fancy.
In theory she despised them--they took away that old-world look--they cut off the sun--flats house a flashy type of person.
Ours is a fine business,--a splendid concern, sir,--and there's no reason why it shouldn't go on growing; there's a growing capital, and growing outlets for it; but there's another thing that's wanted for the prosperity of every concern, large or small, and that's men to conduct it,--men of the right habits; none o' your flashy fellows, but such as are to be depended on.