flashy

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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.
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