gaudy definition

  • adjective:
    • Showy in a tasteless or vulgar method.
    • very showy or ornamented, today especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar way
    • Ostentatiously fine; showy; homosexual, but tawdry or meretricious.
    • Gay; merry; festal.
    • (used especially of clothing) marked by conspicuous show
    • tastelessly showy
  • noun:
    • Chiefly British A feast, particularly an annual university supper.
    • A reunion held by one of several colleges regarding the University of Oxford for alumni, ordinarily held through the summer time getaways.
    • one of several huge beads into the rosary where the paternoster is recited.
    • A feast or event; -- called in addition gaud-day and gaudy-day.
    • A feast or festival; an entertainment; a goody.
    • Gaiety; gaudiness.
    • one of many beads within the rosary establishing the five joyful mysteries, or five joys of the Virgin. See rosary. Also gaud.
    • one of many tapers burned, in commemoration associated with five joyful secrets, by the picture, regarding the altar, or perhaps in a chapel regarding the Virgin, during public, antiphons, and hymns in her own honor.
    • (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  • others:
    • Joyful; merry; festive.
    • Brilliantly good or gay; brilliant; garish.
    • Showy without taste; vulgarly homosexual or splendid; showy.
    • Synonyms Flaunting, glittering; garish, fancy, dressy, finical. See tawdry.
    • To deck with ostentatious finery; bedizen.

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