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synonyms for garishness

  • affectation
  • array
  • boast
  • boasting
  • brag
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bravado
  • demonstration
  • display
  • exhibition
  • flamboyance
  • flash
  • flourish
  • fuss
  • magnificence
  • pageant
  • pageantry
  • parade
  • pomp
  • pomposity
  • pompousness
  • pretending
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • put on
  • shine
  • show
  • showiness
  • spectacle
  • splendor
  • splurge
  • swagger
  • swank
  • vainglory
  • vaunt
  • false front
  • flaunting
  • grandstand play
  • parading
  • showing off
  • swaggering
  • vaunting
  • window-dressing

antonyms for garishness

MOST RELEVANT
  • concealment
  • dullness
  • hiding
  • modesty
  • ordinariness
  • simplicity
  • truth
  • plainness
  • quiet
  • reservation
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How to use garishness in a sentence

There is a general garishness of appearance about many of them.
THE ROMANCE OF PLANT LIFEG. F. SCOTT ELLIOT
It seemed to Madden that he had been in the heat and brilliant garishness of the Sargasso for centuries.
THE CRUISE OF THE DRY DOCKT. S. STRIBLING
The sequins lose their garishness; the painted faces preserve an illusion of reality.
CARNIVALCOMPTON MACKENZIE
He despised all garishness and affectation, and was usually full of his theme.
FIFTY NOTABLE YEARSJOHN G. ADAMS
A bright light not only chases the shade from its aisles and recesses but also shows up the garishness of its glass.
A WANDERER IN PARISE. V. LUCAS
It warmed into intense white the little temples of the wayside, and beat on our heads with tropical garishness.
MISS CAYLEY'S ADVENTURESGRANT ALLEN
Think of a lot of over-dressed creatures flouting those severe outlines and deep-toned distances with frippery and garishness.
A PHYLLIS OF THE SIERRASBRET HARTE
A lamp, burning with unusual and illegal garishness, gives me light enough to examine my watch.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 150, FEBRUARY 16, 1916VARIOUS
She had behind her garishness a gift for sympathy and a keen intuition, delicacy, and allusiveness.
THE WEAVERS, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The castle had as yet yielded to him nothing that he had not seen before in the distraction of company and the garishness of day.
COLONEL STARBOTTLE'S CLIENT AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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