Gaudy is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of gaudy, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
EXAMPLES - Gaudy in a Sentence
- I don't mean garish or gaudy or without a sense of humor. (source)
- I walked down the gaudy yellow staircase and into the pub. (source)
- Not the gaudy religious make-over (it is officially a church). (source)
- There is nothing worse than seeing art that wallows in gaudy baubles. (source)
- Played live it was gaudy, glamorous, and more than a little thrilling. (source)
- It's a tiny bit gaudy, which isn't something I'd expect from Valentino. (source)
- Tired of gaudy, meaningless graphics and all-over prints on your clothing? (source)
- Choosing a unique theme each year prevents "gaudy" holiday decoration, he said. (source)
- But what place do these values hold in what in many ways feels a gaudy and valueless age? (source)
- He wore only a pair of black silk boxers and a large, gaudy cross on a gold chain around his neck. (source)
- Now all those gaudy pieces you inherited Grandma (and feel too guilty to get rid of) can be put to good use! (source)
- I thought it was kind of gaudy but she liked it and gave good...well you know so I kept my opinions to myself. (source)
- He took a great gaudy blossom -- if flowers can ever be called gaudy -- and stuck its stalk in the pocket of his coat. (source)
- Bender's fiction accepts those constraints and relates decidedly familiar stories dressed up in gaudy but cheap disguises. (source)
- And then, in a gaudy moment of genius, like a 1920s saxophonist suddenly stumbling upon jazz, "Hit aces AND hit forehands". (source)
- They were judged as gaudy, excessive, (the yachts, the diamonds, the houses, the entourage) wasteful, foolish and vain glorious. (source)
- Compared to a year ago, banks are reporting gaudy profits, mainly from the trading side of their ledgers, not from consumer banking. (source)
- But the Boss recently played a Super Bowl, after decades of begging, and his earnest soul seemed conflicted about the whole gaudy ritual. (source)
- Zimmerman enhanced his gaudy stats, sending his slugging percentage to .691, his on-base percentage to .375 and his home run total to eight. (source)
- Although it might be described as gaudy by some and stylish by others, it is easy enough to agree that the Qosmio X305 is at least eye catching. (source)
- That means Harvey likely knew all about the rings some time ago; the House is just too small a place to hide such "gaudy" adornments from notice. (source)
- Rather than try to make The New Improved Loud Wizard of Oz, a big gaudy production, why not do an eight part TV series with all the best reality show stars. (source)
- She took them without thinking and studied them with confusion: three tiny beaded nets, the kind of gaudy cheap ornament women used to tie off the ends of braids. (source)
- The riotous colors and designs celebrate different fiestas ... white pompoms and streamers for the church, and for birthdays, big earthenware jars dressed in gaudy colors. (source)
- The Asus S101 has upgraded the the design of the casing with a brushed aluminum arm rest, a trackpad with a single button and faux diamonds embedded in the hinges kind of gaudy? (source)
- Dr. Jones rued how the CACP conferences have become increasingly "gaudy" affairs, with each host city trying to outdo the other, with members expecting bigger and better freebies. (source)
- The odds were amazingly against me finding a hat I would ever wear again, because as you may recall, these retailers specialize in beachwear that makes the word gaudy hang its head in shame. (source)
- The flashy visuals that the achieving hegemonic teens rejected as "gaudy" like hip hop bling remained the preferred networking interface for Latino/Hispanic and immigrant teens, geeks, freaks, punks and queers. (source)
- Despite a roster gaudy with talent, the Three Lions have been exposed as toothless through their first two matches -- managing two draws and just one goal against their supposedly inferior Group C rivals, the United States and Algeria. (source)
- A McMansion generally refers to a gaudy, oversize, spanking-new dwelling situated on a piece of land that can barely contain its size, the unfortunate result being that most McMansions stand cheek-to-jowl with their next door neighbors. (source)
- Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, Chicago and any number of Disney offerings, all the while with Nakashima employing the kind of gaudy colour scheme which has now become something of a signature throughout most of his features to date. (source)
- The only complete disappointment in the film is Malen Akerman as Silk Spectre II, as she comes off like an actor from a high school play who won some kind of gaudy contest; she's in completely over her head in every scene she's wearing clothes. (source)
- While there, he golfed at the Cherry Hills Country Club, where it was noted that he was wearing a "Truman" shirt: "a gaudy blue and watermelon-red sports shirt reminiscent of former President Truman's summer styles ..." wrote Russell Baker for the New York Times (8-16-55). (source)
- Condescending to the concert hall, he is bored by the posse of enemy aliens in funereal black, and so demands a vocal soloist -- that is, a gaudy creature of such advanced corsetting that she can make him forget Bach for a while, and turn his thoughts pleasantly to amorous intrigue. (source)
- Nothing could possibly excuse corrupt officials who use development to finance unnecessarily gaudy government offices or for personal enrichment [It is important to keep in mind that China is not particularly corrupt for a country with its level of development], or those who hire thugs to clear out stubborn residents. (source)
- Were the hopes and expectations aroused by the gaudy and good-humoured display all pre-concerted to support the greater drama of defeat, the disappointment of the "gutted" and the disgusted, that curious masochism that seems to lie so close to the surface of our proud claims to an increasingly hazy and indefinable supremacy? (source)
- You nod and smile with every paragraph, and wish the story would unroll into a novel, breaking the boundaries of the book, streaming in gaudy tapestries, out through the door and into the blue wide yonder - to the place where awards are distributed and happy critics fall over themselves to lavish praise (this story did not win any awards, by the way) Why am I so excited about this? (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "gaudy" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 36 synonyms for gaudy.
blatant, brazen, brilliant, catchpenny, chichi, chintzy, coarse, crude, flashy, flaunting, florid, frou-frou, garish, gay, glaring, gross, gussied up, jazzy, kitschy, loud, meretricious, obtrusive, ostentatious, pizzazz, pretentious, putting on the ritz, raffish, ritzy, screaming, showy, snazzy, splashy, splendiferous, tasteless, tawdry, tinsel
We have 10 antonyms for gaudy.
calm, drab, dull, modest, normal, plain, refined, simple, sophisticated, tasteful
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gaudy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way.
- (noun) Chiefly British A feast, especially an annual university dinner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner
- (noun) A reunion held by one of the colleges of the University of Oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
- (adjective) Gay; merry; festal.
- (noun) One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
- (noun) A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Joyful; merry; festive.
- (None) Brilliantly fine or gay; bright; garish.
- (None) Showy without taste; vulgarly gay or splendid; flashy.
- (None) Synonyms Flaunting, glittering; garish, flashy, dressy, finical. See tawdry.
- (noun) A feast or festival; an entertainment; a treat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
- (adjective) (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
- (adjective) tastelessly showy