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n. pl. gaud·er·ies
Showy or gaudy decoration; ostentatious or pretentious show.


n, pl -eries
cheap finery or display


(ˈgɔ də ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
finery; showy things.


finery or showy adornment, as in clothing.
See also: Clothing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaudery - cheap or pretentious or vain display
display, show - something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
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But above all, that of the triumph, amongst the Romans, was not pageants or gaudery, but one of the wisest and noblest institutions, that ever was.
If the vuvuzela was the overriding memory of the colour, and definitely the noise, of supporters during the South Africa World Cup two years ago, then the undeniable recollection surrounding this summer's European Championship has been the manufactured gaudery accompanying every game.
Call it finery, frippery, gaudery, flashery, bib and tucker, Sunday-go-to-meeting, glad rags, or what you will.