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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAUDINESS

Then there were splendid liveries, and all manner of gaudiness, not without some taste.

In thy apparel avoid singularity, profuseness, and gaudiness.

Gaudiness, after all, defeats its own purpose, for it expresses a certain vulgarity.

He achieves effects in gaudiness which even time Italian officer cannot equal.

There was not a sign of gaudiness about her; not a ring, a necklace, or a bracelet.

Compared to his gaudiness of decking, the raiment of the others was mean and sober.

They sacrifice the plainness of nature to the gaudiness of ornament, and the tinsel of wit.

Joseph caressed his nose, a nose which for gaudiness could vie with any floral display.

There were winters in Florida at sun-flooded resort towns full of gaudiness and gambling and surprising winter-resort people.

And my boy shall wear the very best that he has, so that his father may see him smile at his own gaudiness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from gaudy + -ness.

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