garish garish  /ˈɡɛ rɪʃ/


  • (adj) tastelessly showy



  1. In fact, the show is notably lacking in sparkles, and garish is just about the last word I would use to describe the subtle and airy visual design.
  2. As it knifes through Los Angeles' West Hollywood residential district, Santa Monica becomes a garish, grubby, milelong gauntlet of sex-book stalls, theaters and 8-mm.


  1. Apple unveils iOS 7

    Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I've had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7's new Holo/Metro-inspired theme looks messy and garish to me, I do commend Apple for finally ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: OSNews

  2. How Band's Protest Disrupted a Nation

    On Feb. 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the feminist performance artist/punk rock group, donned pink and orange minidresses and bright neon balaclavas to conceal their identities, and entered Christ the Savior Cathedral, a garish spectacle of a church in the center of Moscow that for them symbolized an unhealthy, authoritarian relationship between church and state. And they did what they had been doing ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Louisville baseball players get a change in plumage

    In the garish tradition of the adidas InfraRED uniforms the University of Louisville men's basketball team wore throughout the postseason a year ago, the baseball Cardinals will be decked out in adidas' new CLIMALITE Sweet Spot gear in Sunday's super regional.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal


  1. Farhan Akhtar, sporting a smart pin-striped suit, said "I opted for a traditional black suit (by Saville Row) with black patent leather shoes rather than going for anything garish".
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Farhan Akhtar Source: Indian Express

  2. "We were totally taken aback," Mr. Vernon said, sitting in a conference room at DreamWorks headquarters here. "I didn't sign up to do something garish."
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Conrad Vernon Source: New York Times

  3. Mr. Zuiker asked his writers to create a plot in which a young woman who looks like an avatar brought to life (as Mr. Zuiker put it: "Green hair, garish outfits, she looks kind of odd") becomes the target of a jealous competitor.
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Anthony Zuiker Source: New York Times

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