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garish

[ gair-ish, gar- ]
/ ˈgɛər ɪʃ, ˈgær- /
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adjective
crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration.
excessively ornate or elaborate, as buildings or writings.
dressed in or ornamented with bright colors.
excessively bright; glaring.
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Origin of garish

1535–45; earlier gaurish, perhaps equivalent to obsolete gaure “to stare” (Middle English gauren, from Old Norse ) + -ish1

synonym study for garish

1. See gaudy1.

OTHER WORDS FROM garish

gar·ish·ly, adverbgar·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for garish

garish
/ (ˈɡɛərɪʃ) /

adjective
gay or colourful in a crude or vulgar manner; gaudy

Derived forms of garish

garishly, adverbgarishness, noun

Word Origin for garish

C16: from earlier gaure to stare + -ish
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