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garish | garishly | garishness

garish garishness garishly
tastelessly showy
  • How to Memorize
    • garish - showy
  • Analysis

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

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymstawdryvulgar, tasteless,
    Antonymsunderstatedelegant, discreet,
  • Example(s)
    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.