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gaudy (adj) (especially of clothes) too brightly colored; showy.

Clothes which are gaudy are too brightly colored and show a lack of taste. Gaudy colors are over bright colors - for example a combination of deep red, dark blue, and dark brown. Gaudy ornamentation is excessive decorative with ornaments.

  • Samson is notorious for his fondness for gaudy clothes. His clothes are over bright and one item of clothing of his rarely matches with the others.
  • The gaudy colors of her dress might have been suitable for a fancy dress competition but not for a party where people expect you to be dressed in decent colors.
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