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ˈgɔ digaudy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaudyadjective

    (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college

  2. 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"

  3. flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sportyadjective

    (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaudy

    ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious

    Etymology: [See Gaud, n.]

  2. Gaudy

    gay; merry; festal

    Etymology: [See Gaud, n.]

  3. Gaudynoun

    one of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited

    Etymology: [See Gaud, n.]

  4. Gaudynoun

    a feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day

    Etymology: [See Gaud, n.]

Freebase

  1. Gaudy

    Gaudy or gaudie is a term used to reflect student life in a number of the ancient universities in the United Kingdom as well as other institutions such as Durham University. It is generally believed to relate to the traditional student song, De Brevitate Vitae, which is commonly known as the Gaudeamus by virtue of its first line.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaudy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaudy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gaudy in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea.

  2. Italo Calvino:

    I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.

  3. Rich Dauer:

    I’m going to wear this one [ring] a lot, when I got the ring with the Orioles, it was awesome because I was a player and on the team. It was awful gaudy, though. It had a lot of diamonds. It was the first of the real diamond [rings]. It was hard to wear it. And now they make them so big that you can’t get them on your finger. The year we went through, the players, it was the best. I can’t wait.

  4. Henry Louis Mencken:

    A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition.

  5. Dolly Partonhas:

    I’m most comfortable in high heels and wigs and makeup and gaudy clothes.

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  • евтинBulgarian
  • nevkusnýCzech
  • kitschig, grell, protzig, knalligGerman
  • hortera, feúcho, sobrecargado, chillón, vulgar, vistoso, llamativoSpanish
  • surfait, voyant, criard, vulgaire, kitschFrench
  • spiagaí, scéiniúil, taibhseach, gairéadachIrish
  • ard-ghaaoilManx
  • भड़कीलाHindi
  • cifraHungarian
  • sgargiante, chiassoso, vistosoItalian
  • צַעֲקָנִיHebrew
  • けばけばしい, どぎつい, あくどい, 派手Japanese
  • schreeuwlelijk, ordinair, opvallendDutch
  • jarmarcznyPolish
  • espalhafatosoPortuguese
  • кричащий, безвкусный, цветастыйRussian
  • jologsTagalog

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