gaudiness gaudiness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) tasteless showiness
  2. (n) strident color or excessive ornamentation

Usage(s):

  1. I knew it wasn't the time for gaudiness, for elaborate sets and costumes.
  2. Critics deride the Eurovision Song Contest as a cultural Chernobyl, an ostentatious talent show in which gaudiness and sex appeal have more currency than musical ability.
  3. In its sheer gaudiness, the Estes mess dramatizes the farm scandal more vividly than ever before.

News

  • The 404 1,325: Where Apple goes mining for fool's gold (podcast)

    On today's 404 episode we'll gawk at the gaudiness of a gold Apple iPhone, crown a smartphone the king of Bridget Carey's smartphone camera shootout, and learn how to submit our NSFW selfies for an upcoming Brooklyn art exhibition. [Read more]        
    on August 21, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  • "Study your own beauty culture possibilities and without overdoing your beauty treatment at the risk of attaining gaudiness, practice the little measure that will reflect well on your appearance and personality as a real All-American girl,"...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Dave Zirin Source: TIME

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