What does flashy mean?

Definitions for flashy
ˈflæʃ iflashy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashyadjective

    tastelessly showy

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

  2. flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sportyadjective

    (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display


  1. flashyadjective

    Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.

    The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flashyadjective

    Etymology: from flash.

    Flashy wits cannot fathom the whole extent of a large discourse. Kenelm Digby, on the Soul, Dedicat.

    When they list, their lean and flashy songs
    Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. John Milton.

    This mean conceit, this darling mystery,
    Which thou think’st nothing, friend! thou shalt not buy;
    Nor will I change for all the fleshy wit. John Dryden, Pers. Sat.

    Stephen Skinner.

    Distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Francis Bacon, Essay 51.

    The tastes that most offend in fruits, herbs and roots, are bitter, harsh, sour, waterish or flashy. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flashyadjective

    dazzling for a moment; making a momentary show of brilliancy; transitorily bright

  2. Flashyadjective

    fiery; vehement; impetuous

  3. Flashyadjective

    showy; gay; gaudy; as, a flashy dress

  4. Flashyadjective

    without taste or spirit

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flashy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flashy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of flashy in a Sentence

  1. Kamran Ansari:

    The company is not flashy and doesn't try to generate a lot of buzz or press for every little thing it does, it doesn't get some of the notoriety, but I think the term that comes to mind is : built to last.

  2. Susannah Maidment:

    It's exciting because it helps us understand how stegosaurs gradually acquired the features of their iconic body plan, bashanosaurus didn't have the giant plates extending along its back like Stegosaurus had ; instead it had much smaller, spine-like( armor), that arguably would have been more useful for defending itself against predators than the very thin but very flashy( armor) of Stegosaurus, which might have been more about display.

  3. Sam Fiorani:

    Buyers of commercial vans want reliability and not necessarily a flashy brand name, the reduced maintenance and fuel use of electric vehicles become very attractive to a business customer, where the current limitations of EVs make the price premium less attractive to individual consumers.

  4. Student Enni:

    I upgrade my phone for new features, similarly Australia needs an upgrade, in China everything is brand new and flashy, Australia is old.

  5. Kardashian West:

    I definitely see the things that I brought on Kardashian West, the biggest being the robbery, just being flashy and oversharing my every move on social media. But I enjoy my life.

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