garish | garishly | garishness

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

tastelessly showy

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garish - showy

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Something ‘garish’ is considered excessively and offensively bright or tawdry. It connotes bad taste and something looked down on by others.

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Synonyms vulgar,tasteless
Antonyms elegant,discreet

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  1. The design is a little too garish for my taste. I’d rather come up with something more understated.

  2. Michael turned up to the function wearing a garish yellow suit that made him stick out like a sore thumb.

  3. The garishly decorated rooms of that hotel are very off-putting. They are devoid of class and elegance.

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