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
References in classic literature ?
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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He said Sindh police was working under the gaudiness of Sindh Chief Minister and also fighting against criminals with cooperation of other law enforcement agencies.
Ultimately, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an uneven festive offering brimming with glitter and gaudiness that excels when it embraces its strangeness and the brilliance of the production design.
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Much of their property, including luxury real estate, ostentatious jewelry, and other accoutrements of nouveaux riche gaudiness were turned over to the estate.
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.
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