What does garish mean?

Definitions for garishˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word garish.

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. OE. gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. gairish.]


  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"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garish

    Gairish, gār′ish, adj. showy: gaudy.—adv. Gar′ishly.—n. Gar′ishness. [Earlier gaurish, gawrishgaure, to stare, perh. a freq. of gaw, to stare, cf. Ice. , to heed.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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