gaudiness


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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).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaudiness - tasteless showinessgaudiness - tasteless showiness      
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
2.gaudiness - strident color or excessive ornamentation
ugliness - qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
Translations

gaudiness

n (of colours)Knalligkeit f (inf); (of clothes, paint etc)Auffälligkeit f
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Their escort did not halt, however, but pushed on, followed by a great crowd of Mormons, until they reached a waggon, which was conspicuous for its great size and for the gaudiness and smartness of its appearance.
The baron, followed by the count, traversed a long series of apartments, in which the prevailing characteristics were heavy magnificence and the gaudiness of ostentatious wealth, until he reached the boudoir of Madame Danglars -- a small octagonal-shaped room, hung with pink satin, covered with white Indian muslin.
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All these tourists choose Cyprus for safe and quality holidays, but they face instead the negative phenomena of increased noise pollution, gaudiness, lack of control and inadequate policing," it said.
The statues represent an old Burmese folk tale associated with the cave but their gaudiness combined with the vendor stalls give the place an amusement park feel more than a religious site.
Last week Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis received a letter from US President Donald Trump, who I prefer to call the emperor of Trumpistan for all of his airs and gaudiness, in which Trump promised that the United States will continue to be a stalwart supporter of the Baltic States.
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Even when working in earnest, Almodovar can't hold back his own gaudiness, which threatens to overwhelm Julieta's emotions at all times, just as the loud paintings, posters and wallpaper eclipse the foreground action.
For example, his sources are chiefly anti-Catholic descriptions of Catholic ceremony such as "the gaudiness of its more flamboyant and irrational devotions" (90) and "Latin devotions and priestcraft" (72), which appear to be Chapman's own voice.
The tasteful gaudiness of Scaasi's designs meant that his own star ascended during the flashier eras of fashion historythe late 1960s, the mid 1980sand dimmed slightly (although never completely) when the country was in a more minimalistic mood.