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bedizen (verb) dress gaudily and tastelessly.

A person is bedizened if they put on gaudy clothes, showing their lack of taste. Tribal people wear clothes of very bright colors, and cheap and colorful ornaments. That is, they bedizen themselves, or they are bedizened.

  • The explorers were able to spot the tribal settlement easily even in the dense jungle, because they were bedizened, and the gaudy colors of their clothes showed through the foliage.
  • The first prize in the fancy dress competition was awarded to Jill who was bedizened in the florid colors of a Red Indian tribe.
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