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synonyms for gaudy

  • brilliant
  • flashy
  • garish
  • jazzy
  • ostentatious
  • showy
  • snazzy
  • splashy
  • chichi
  • crude
  • gay
  • gross
  • pizzazz
  • screaming
  • tinsel
  • blatant
  • brazen
  • catchpenny
  • chintzy
  • coarse
  • flaunting
  • florid
  • frou-frou
  • glaring
  • gussied up
  • kitschy
  • loud
  • meretricious
  • obtrusive
  • pretentious
  • putting on the ritz
  • raffish
  • ritzy
  • splendiferous
  • tasteless
  • tawdry
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antonyms for gaudy

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  • modest
  • normal
  • plain
  • simple
  • tasteful
  • calm
  • drab
  • dull
  • refined
  • sophisticated
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How to use gaudy in a sentence

Ignore your GPS and explore the side streets, which will help you circumvent traffic and the gaudy clamor.
ON VIRGINIA’S CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND — ALL THIS AND PONIES, TOONEVIN MARTELLSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The long list of absurd Pride-themed products, from a drag queen Chipotle menu to the gaudy monstrosity that is the Target short suit, stretches the imagination.
PRIDE MERCH WON’T SAVE TRANS YOUTHKATELYN BURNSJUNE 25, 2021VOX
Each accomplishment earned what Colson’s mom called a “big, chunky, gaudy sticker” that looked like a jewel.
MARYLAND’S LIZZIE COLSON HAS GONE FROM THE TOP OF LACROSSE TO ITS DEPTHS AND IS RISING AGAINEMILY GIAMBALVOMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Batterby, in gaudy raiment, went to an office in Manchester; in gaudier raiment he often attended race meetings.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Not even in Agra, and certainly not in gaudy Lucknow, had Malcolm seen any structure of such striking architectural effect.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
She laughed at the comedy and wept—she and the gaudy woman next to her wept over the tragedy.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
We got Fanny a dress on the sly, gaudy black velvet and Duchesse lace.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The object was to show Belle that gaudy valley of the Vaisigano which the road follows.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
And when I took a ticket for a raffle, I hardly counted upon winning this particularly gaudy sofa-cushion.
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