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.
glossy, in poor taste, insolent, cheapjack, moth-eaten, meretricious, sportsmanlike, sporty, style, jazzy, shabby, gilded, flash, chinchy, brazen-faced, clean, loud, shoddy, sporting, tinny, brassy, trashy, brasslike, ratty, inexpensive, forte, gimcrack, barefaced, audacious, bald-faced, rubbishy, bodacious, tinsel, tatty, brummagem, specious, crummy, punk, bum, tacky, cheesy
colorful (part of speech: adjective)
ostentatious (part of speech: adjective)
flourishing, histrionic, flagrant, snazzy, flashy, garish, boastful, opulent, exhibitionistic, vain, affected, fussy, dashing, dramatic, splashy, rakish, forced, stilted, grandiose, ostentatious, formal, pompous, grandiloquent, blatant, flaunting, flamboyant, sensational, shameless, ornate, jaunty, showy
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
gross, degraded, barbaric, ignominious, ill-bred, earthy, crass, indelicate, sleazy, profane, homespun, in bad taste, broad, base, tawdry, undignified, unpolished, crude, inelegant, rank, glaring, repulsive, clumsy, scandalous, low, unseemly, graceless, rough, common, cockney, cheap, rude, philistine, vulgar, boorish, sordid, coarse-grained, brazen, barnyard, revolting, coarse, salty, unrefined, unbecoming, idiomatic, ignoble, tasteless, colloquial, chintzy, brutish, animal, offensive, obscene, depraved, tactless, outlandish, raw
ornamental (part of speech: adjective)
- Its gaudy construction shows the style kept up by the Knights in those days. - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
- Extravagant professed followers of the lowly Jesus- think of this when you rise from reposing- perhaps sleeping on your gaudy church cushions. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- There was no look of shadow, shelter, secrecy, or retirement in any one nook or corner of those four gaudy walls. - "Basil", Wilkie Collins.