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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. tastelessly showy;
- Example: "a flash car"
- Example: "a flashy ring"
- Example: "garish colors"
- Example: "a gaudy costume"
- Example: "loud sport shirts"
- Example: "a meretricious yet stylish book"
- Example: "tawdry ornaments"
[syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]

2. (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display;
[syn: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gaudy \Gaud"y\, a. [Compar. Gaudier; superl. Gauidiest.] 1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious. [1913 Webster] Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Gay; merry; festal. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Let's have one other gaudy night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gaudy \Gaud"y\, n.; pl. Gaudies [See Gaud, n.] One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited. [Obs.] --Gower. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gaudy \Gaud"y\, n. A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day. [Oxford Univ.] --Conybeare. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gaudy adj 1: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy] 2: (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display [syn: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty] n 1: (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "gaudy": Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, bedizened, beggarly, beneath contempt, big-sounding, blatant, blinding, brazen, brazenfaced, brummagem, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, coarse, colorful, common, contemptible, convoluted, crass, crude, crummy, declamatory, despicable, earthy, elevated, euphuistic, extravagant, fake, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy, flaunting, florid, fulsome, garish, gimcrack, gimcracky, glaring, gorgeous, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gross, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, honky-tonk, inkhorn, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, loud, lurid, magniloquent, mean, meretricious, miserable, obscene, obtrusive, orotund, ostentatious, overbright, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, paltry, pathetic, pedantic, phony, pitiable, pitiful, pompous, poor, pretentious, raffish, raw, rhetorical, ribald, rough, rubbishy, rude, sad, screaming, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, shabby, sham, shameless, shoddy, showy, shrieking, sonorous, sorry, spectacular, stilted, tacky, tall, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, tinsel, tinselly, tortuous, trashy, trumpery, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, valueless, vile, vulgar, worthless, wretched