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Meaning of GAUDY

Pronunciation:  'godee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (British) a celebratory feast held annually at one of the colleges in a British university
  2. [adj]  (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
  3. [adj]  tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
 

GAUDY is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: brassy, cheap, colorful, flash, flashy, garish, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), jazzy, loud, meretricious, showy, sporty, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, trashy
 
 See Also: banquet, feast

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gaud"y\, a. [Compar. {Gaudier}; superl. {Gauidiest}.]
    1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or
       meretricious.
    
             Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not
             expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy.  --Shak.
    
    2. Gay; merry; festal. --Tennyson.
    
             Let's have one other gaudy night.     --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Gaud"y\, n.; pl. {Gaudies} [See {Gaud}, n.]
    One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster
    is recited. [Obs.] --Gower.
    
    
  3. \Gaud"y\, n.
    A feast or festival; -- called also {gaud-day} and {gaudy
    day}. [Oxford Univ.] --Conybeare.
    
    
 
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