Definitions for: Garish

[adj] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Webster (1913) Definition: Gar"ish, a. [Cf. OE. gauren to stare; of uncertain
origin. Cf. gairish.]
1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting
attention. ``The garish sun.'' ``A garish flag.'' --Shak.
``In . . . garish colors.'' --Asham. ``The garish day.''
--J. H. Newman.

Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. --Jer.

2. Gay to extravagance; flighty.

It makes the mind loose and garish. --South.
-- Gar"ish*ly, adv. -- Garish*ness, n. --Jer. Taylor.

Synonyms: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, gaudy, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), loud, meretricious, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, trashy

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