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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, loudness, brashness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitz(noun)

    tasteless showiness

  2. garishness, gaudiness(noun)

    strident color or excessive ornamentation


  1. garishness(Noun)

    The quality of being garish.

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