Definitions for garishˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•ishˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær-(adj.)

  1. crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes.

  2. excessively ornate or elaborate, as buildings or writings.

  3. dressed in or ornamented with bright colors.

  4. excessively bright; glaring.

Origin of garish:

1535–45; perh. = obs. gaure to stare (ME gauren < ON) + -ish1

gar′ish•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Wiktionary

  1. garish(Adjective)

    Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste.

    The dress fits her well, but the pattern is rather garish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garish(adj)

    showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention

  2. Garish(adj)

    gay to extravagance; flighty

Freebase

  1. Garish

    garish - formed in February 1997 - is an Austrian alternative rock band. After having asserted themselves in the alternative scene inside and outside Austria's borders with their first two records "amaurose pur." and "wo die nacht erzaehlt vom tag", their third album "Absender auf Achse" gained favorable press and fan reaction. Despite German lyrics, it is said that their emotional style of music is their "real language". The band was nominated for the Austrian music award "Amadeus" five times, but never won it. The band's name is an English adjective meaning dazzling, stridently coloured or excessively ornamented, gaudy, ostentatious, tastelessly showy, tacky or in raucously poor taste. Other music projects with garish' band members include "Polman Reisen", "Esteban's", "...Auf Pomali", "Bo Candy And His Broken Hearts" and "The Beautiful Kantine Band"


Translations for garish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

garish(adjective)

unpleasantly bright or showy

His shirts are very garish.

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