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Definition of gaudy:

  1. A feast or festival; - called also gaud- day and gaudy day.
  2. Gay; merry; festal.
  3. One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
  4. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.


insolent, chinchy, sportsmanlike, forte, rubbishy, colorful, in poor taste, brasslike, cheapjack, showy, loud, gilded, barefaced, flashy, garish, brummagem, audacious, tinny, brassy, shoddy, inexpensive, shabby, clean, punk, glossy, cheesy, flash, jazzy, sporty, tawdry, cheap, tinsel, sporting, trashy, tasteless, tacky, bodacious, gimcrack, tatty, meretricious, bald-faced, bum, moth-eaten, specious, brazen-faced, style, ratty, crummy.

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