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garish

  
  
You describe something as garish when you dislike it because it is very bright in an unattractive, showy way.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
(=gaudy)  
They climbed the garish purple-carpeted stairs., ...the restaurant's garish, illuminated signs.     
  garishly      adv   ADV adj/-ed  
...a garishly patterned three-piece suite.     
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garish

  
  
brash, brassy, brummagem, cheap, flash     (informal)   flashy, flaunting, gaudy, glaring, glittering, loud, meretricious, naff     (Brit. slang)   raffish, showy, tacky     (informal)   tasteless, tawdry, vulgar  
  
Antonyms     
   conservative, elegant, modest, plain, refined, sedate, sombre, unobtrusive  

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