Gaudy – meaning of the word and examples

Unpleasantly bright in colour or decoration. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented. (Merriam – Webster)

Marked by extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness: Outlandish. (Merriam – Webster)

Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If something is gaudy, it is very brightly-coloured and showy. (Collins Dictionary)


Does the word Gaudy come from the Catalan Architect A. Gaudi?

Gaudy and Ornate.


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