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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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Take the whole situation all around, it was one of the gaudiest effects I ever instigated.
And, then, there he was, slim and handsome, and dressed the gaudiest and prettiest you ever saw, and he lit into that horse with his whip and made him fairly hum -- and finally skipped off, and made his bow and danced off to the dressing-room, and everybody just a-howling with pleasure and astonishment.
His lair was in the Grand Hotel and the gaudiest cafes.
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Coming so late as it did, it was a kind of Indian summer, with a mist in its balmiest sunshine, and decay and death in its gaudiest delight.
Every gaudy colour that fluttered in the air from carriage seat and garish tent top, shone out in its gaudiest hues.
Another might like the plates the kids made in preschool with the gaudiest colored paper napkins.
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Mildred] still paints her face, and wears the gaudiest colors.
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