gaudiness :

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  • n  tasteless showiness
  • n  strident color or excessive ornamentation

  • I knew it wasn't the time for gaudiness, for elaborate sets and costumes.
  • 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.
  • STEPPING OUT: Chen Yifei's haute couture is a departure from the drabness of socialism and the gaudiness of sudden wealth.

  • Dave Zirin in TIME
    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,...

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