Definition of Garish

1. Adjective. Tastelessly showy. "Tawdry ornaments"




Definition of Garish

1. a. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention.

Definition of Garish

1. Adjective. Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste. ¹

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Definition of Garish

1. gaudy [adj] : GARISHLY [adv] - See also: gaudy

Medical Definition of Garish

1. 1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention. "The garish sun." "A garish flag." . "In . . . Garish colours." . "The garish day." . "Garish like the laughters of drunkenness." (Jer. Taylor) 2. Gay to extravagance; flighty. "It makes the mind loose and garish." (South) Gar"ishly, Garishness. Origin: Cf. OE. Gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gairish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garish

gargoyle cell
gargoyled
gargoyles
gargoylism
gargoylisms
gargyle
gargyles
gari
garial
garials
garibaldi
garibaldis
garigue
garigues
garis
garish (current term)
garished
garishes
garishing
garishly
garishness
garishnesses
garjan
garjans
garland
garland chrysanthemum
garland chrysanthemums
garland crab
garland flower
garlanded

Literary usage of Garish

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1. Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative by Leigh Hunt (1891)
"A garish DAY. (SAID BY A POTENT RUFFIAN.) The all-beholding sun yet shines ; I hear A busy stir of men about the streets; I see the bright sky through the ..."

2. The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years, as Seen in Its by Henry Martyn Dexter, Andover Theological Seminary (1880)
"80 All speedily ended in " manage secretly," but when Mrs. Francis came to call soon after upon her new brother-in-law, alas, it was " in more garish ..."

3. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1874)
"Donor not debtor to the garish day, A soul-born sunshine scatt'ring any shade Of care or grief ... garish ..."

4. The Iron Trail: A Sketch by Andrew Carpenter Wheeler (1876)
"... measureless stillness of desolation settles upon us,—here where the garish hours hang heavy in the luxurious monotony, even the atmosphere is tuneless, ..."

5. Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative by Leigh Hunt (1891)
"A garish DAY. (SAID BY A POTENT RUFFIAN.) The all-beholding sun yet shines ; I hear A busy stir of men about the streets; I see the bright sky through the ..."

6. The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years, as Seen in Its by Henry Martyn Dexter, Andover Theological Seminary (1880)
"80 All speedily ended in " manage secretly," but when Mrs. Francis came to call soon after upon her new brother-in-law, alas, it was " in more garish ..."

7. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1874)
"Donor not debtor to the garish day, A soul-born sunshine scatt'ring any shade Of care or grief ... garish ..."

8. The Iron Trail: A Sketch by Andrew Carpenter Wheeler (1876)
"... measureless stillness of desolation settles upon us,—here where the garish hours hang heavy in the luxurious monotony, even the atmosphere is tuneless, ..."

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