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gaud·y 1

 (gô′dē)
adj. gaud·i·er, gaud·i·est
Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way. See Synonyms at garish.

[Possibly from gaudy (influenced by gaud).]

gaud′i·ly adv.
gaud′i·ness n.

gaud·y 2

 (gô′dē)
n. pl. gaud·ies Chiefly British
A feast, especially an annual university dinner.

[Middle English gaudi, gaud, prank, trick, possibly from Old French gaudie, merriment (from gaudir, to enjoy, make merry, from Latin gaudēre, to rejoice) and from Latin gaudium, enjoyment, merry-making (from gaudēre, to rejoice; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).]

gaudy

(ˈɡɔːdɪ)
adj, gaudier or gaudiest
gay, bright, or colourful in a crude or vulgar manner; garish
[C16: from gaud]
ˈgaudily adv
ˈgaudiness n

gaudy

(ˈɡɔːdɪ)
n, pl gaudies
(Education) Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
[C16: from Latin gaudium joy, from gaudēre to rejoice]

gaud•y1

(ˈgɔ di)

adj. gaud•i•er, gaud•i•est.
1. showy in a tasteless way; flashy; tawdry.
2. ostentatiously ornamented; garish.
[1520–30; taken as a derivative of gaud]
gaud′i•ly, adv.
gaud′i•ness, n.

gaud•y2

(ˈgɔ di)

n., pl. gaud•ies. Brit.
an annual college feast.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin gaudium joy, delight]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaudy - (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
banquet, feast - a ceremonial dinner party for many people
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Adj.1.gaudy - tastelessly showygaudy - 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.gaudy - (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"

gaudy

adjective garish, bright, glaring, vulgar, brilliant, flash (informal), loud, brash, tacky (informal), flashy, tasteless, jazzy (informal), tawdry, showy, gay, ostentatious, raffish a gaudy orange-and-purple hat
conservative, quiet, elegant, modest, dull, subtle, refined, sedate, tasteful, colourless

gaudy

adjective
Tastelessly showy:
Informal: tacky.
Translations
مُبَهْرَج الألْوان
křiklavý
skræpóttur; glyslegur
rėžiančių spalvų
spilgtsuzkrītošs
cicili biciliparlak renkli

gaudy

[ˈgɔːdɪ] ADJ (gaudier (compar) (gaudiest (superl))) [colour, clothes] → chillón, llamativo; [shop, display] → ordinario, chabacano

gaudy

[ˈgɔːdi] adjvoyant(e)

gaudy

adj (+er) clothes, paint etcknallig (inf), → auffällig bunt; coloursknallig (inf)

gaudy

[ˈgɔːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → vistoso/a, chiassoso/a

gaudy

(ˈgoːdi) adjective
very bright in colour. a bird's gaudy plumage; gaudy clothes.
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