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adj. gaud·i·er, gaud·i·est
Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way. See Synonyms at garish.
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).]
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|Noun||1.||gaudiness - 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
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