Definition of Garishness

1. Noun. Tasteless showiness.




2. Noun. Strident color or excessive ornamentation.
Exact synonyms: Gaudiness
Generic synonyms: Ugliness
Derivative terms: Garish, Gaudy, Gaudy

Definition of Garishness

1. Noun. The quality of being garish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garishness

gargyle
gargyles
gari
garial
garials
garibaldi
garibaldis
garigue
garigues
garis
garish
garished
garishes
garishing
garishly
garishness (current term)
garishnesses
garjan
garjans
garland
garland chrysanthemum
garland chrysanthemums
garland crab
garland flower
garlanded
garlanding
garlandless
garlands
garlic
garlic-press

Literary usage of Garishness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"There is no garishness jarring with the sorrow, no dazzling lustre scorching and bewildering the soul, but a mild, moonlight radiance, ..."

2. Asia and Europe: Studies Presenting the Conclusions Formed by the Author in by Meredith White Townsend (1901)
"Even when he desires splendour and employs bright colours, their garishness, made so obvious by the lighted atmosphere, pains and annoys him, ..."

3. The Amateur Artist by Frances George Delamotte (1906)
"garishness IN A FLOWER PAINTING. garishness and commonness must be avoided at any sacrifice in a flower picture. Too many bright-colored flowers in light ..."

4. Stained Glass Work: A Text-book for Students and Workers in Glass by Christopher Whall (1905)
"... but it is only a means—the fact of salvation lies always in one's own hands—for we must, I fear, admit that "garishness" and "irresolution " are not ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1898)
"He seemed at times to miss, at the best, absolute harmony, and, at the worst, to deteriorate almost into garishness, as if he had forgotten some of his old ..."

6. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"There is no garishness jarring with the sorrow, no dazzling lustre scorching and bewildering the soul, but a mild, moonlight radiance, ..."

7. Asia and Europe: Studies Presenting the Conclusions Formed by the Author in by Meredith White Townsend (1901)
"Even when he desires splendour and employs bright colours, their garishness, made so obvious by the lighted atmosphere, pains and annoys him, ..."

8. The Amateur Artist by Frances George Delamotte (1906)
"garishness IN A FLOWER PAINTING. garishness and commonness must be avoided at any sacrifice in a flower picture. Too many bright-colored flowers in light ..."

9. Stained Glass Work: A Text-book for Students and Workers in Glass by Christopher Whall (1905)
"... but it is only a means—the fact of salvation lies always in one's own hands—for we must, I fear, admit that "garishness" and "irresolution " are not ..."

10. The Contemporary Review (1898)
"He seemed at times to miss, at the best, absolute harmony, and, at the worst, to deteriorate almost into garishness, as if he had forgotten some of his old ..."

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