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Meaning of GAUDINESS

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  strident color or excessive ornamentation
  2. [n]  tasteless showiness

GAUDINESS is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: brashness, flashiness, garishness, glitz, loudness, meretriciousness, tawdriness
 See Also: tastelessness, ugliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gaud"i*ness\, n.
The quality of being gaudy. --Whitlock.

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