• Neat but not gaudy
    Neat but not gaudy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gaudy (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    • adj gaudy tastelessly showy "a flash car","a flashy ring","garish colors","a gaudy costume","loud sport shirts","a meretricious yet stylish book","tawdry ornaments"
    • n gaudy (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaudy A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
    • Gaudy Gay; merry; festal. "Let's have one other gaudy night."
    • n Gaudy One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
    • Gaudy Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious. "Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
      But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gaudy Joyful; merry; festive.
    • gaudy Brilliantly fine or gay; bright; garish.
    • gaudy Showy without taste; vulgarly gay or splendid; flashy.
    • gaudy Synonyms Flaunting, glittering; garish, flashy, dressy, finical. See tawdry.
    • n gaudy A feast or festival; an entertainment; a treat.
    • n gaudy Gaiety; gaudiness.
    • n gaudy One of the beads in the rosary marking the five joyful mysteries, or five joys of the Virgin. See rosary. Also gaud.
    • n gaudy One of the tapers burnt, in commemoration of the five joyful mysteries, by the image, on the altar, or in a chapel of the Virgin, during masses, antiphons, and hymns in her honor.
    • gaudy To deck with ostentatious finery; bedizen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gaudy an English university feast or festival
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Gaud (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gaudium, delight—gaudēre, to rejoice.


In literature:

And my boy shall wear the very best that he has, so that his father may see him smile at his own gaudiness.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
His gaudy riding blouse and cap reposed on a lounge in one corner.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
Everything had a gaudy semi-barbarous aspect.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
While on a Business Trip to the North he stopped at a Gaudy Hotel with all kinds of Mirrors and Onyx Stairways.
"More Fables" by George Ade
The Liveries are very Rich, but not Gaudy.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Halibut assented, and walking slowly on, wondered vaguely what gaudy color it was that had attracted his eye.
"Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
I never saw you so gaudy.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
In fact, this rug was too new, too petulant and gaudy.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
They were fixed upon the gaudy bonnet.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
So gaudy and so clumsy!
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson

In poetry:

I have come to say farewell.
Farewell, scarf;
Garden Royal
Where none may enter,
Gaudy money
I may not spend.
"Khap-Salung" by Edward Powys Mathers
A gaudy dress and gentle air
May slightly touch the heart,
But it's innocence and modesty
That polishes the dart.
"Handsome Nell" by Robert Burns
The reaper with his sickle keen
Aimed at its crest of gold and green
With spiteful stroke relentless,
And would have rooted from the ground
The "Solidago"--blossom-crowned,
But gaudy, rank, and scentless.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard
Good-bye and fare ye well — and maybe I'll be strolling
And watching the ships there and the crews a-coaling,
In a queer foreign city and a gay gaudy street;
And who but yourself will I chance for to meet?
"Shipmates (1914)" by Cicely Fox Smith
But, ah! waes me! wi' their sodgering sae gaudy, O,
The laird's wys'd awa' my braw Highland laddie, O,
Misty are the glens and the dark hills sae cloudy, O,
That aye seem'd sae blythe wi' my dear Highland laddie, O.
"The Dear Highland Laddie, O" by Robert Tannahill
'Twas Spadger's Lane where Ginger Mick 'ung out
Before 'e took to follerin' the Flag;
The Lane that echoed to 'is drunken shout
When 'e lobbed 'omeward on a gaudy jag.
Now Spadger's Lane knows Ginger Mick no more,
Fer 'e's become an 'ero at the War.
"In Spadger's Lane" by C J Dennis

In news:

The extra-gaudy frame is an added bonus.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith stays humble despite gaudy statistics.
'Queen of Versailles' finds gaudy heart of meltdown.
Blake Shelton's rented Hollywood Hills home is a little gaudy , even for the admitted redneck.
Gaudy gear for your gadget.
Gaudy Homes of the Gaddafi Family.
Or play pool in a super gaudy game room.
Gaudy, yes, but Denver's Black Crown Lounge works.
Kanye & Jay-Z's 'Throne': Catchy , Gaudy, and 'Chillingly Out of Touch'.
They are typically bright, busy, and well… gaudy.
We discover gaudy leaf frogs on a night jungle hike at Lapa Rios Ecolodge.
PAWTUCKET — Despite posting downright gaudy numbers in his shortlived Red Sox stint, Clayton Mortensen was farmed out to Pawtucket because of one simple yet often overlooked factoid.
MORGANTOWN — If you're looking at the Big 12 and its annual gaudy offensive statistics, you're probably thinking it's just a collection of offensive-minded coaches who focus much of their recruiting.
A Poet's life / PART ONE: Reserved but raw, modest but gaudy, Thom Gunn covered an enormous amount of ground in his exquisite work and his raucous life.
Some Gaudy Things Happened on the Way to Preservation for a New York Gem.

In science:

Transit statistics may not yet be refined enough to be sensitive to detect this effect (Pepper & Gaudi (2006)), but such systematic effects may show up in future surveys.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
In addition, the fold and cusp relations have been shown to provide powerful diagnostic tools for detecting dark substructure on galactic scales using quadruple lensed images of quasars (e.g., Mao & Schneider 1998 , Keeton, Gaudi & Petters 2003 and 2005 [13, 14]).
A Universal Magnification Theorem II. Generic Caustics up to Codimension Five
Remarkably, the microlensed afterglow may have been already observed in the light curve of GRB 000301C as the achromatic bump (Garnavich, Loeb & Stanek 2000; Gaudi, Granot & Loeb 2001; but see also Panaitescu 2001).
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
As analyzed by Gaudi & Loeb (2001) and Gaudi, Granot & Loeb (2001), a future monitoring campaign of a lensed afterglow will be able to reconstruct the radial structure of the afterglow image, although the quality of the observational data for GRB 000301C (about ∼ ±0.1 magnitude) may not be sufficient for this purpose.
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
The peak seen in GRB 000301C is believed to be a microlensing event, occurred before the break time, in the “ring-like” regime (Garnavich, Loeb & Stanek 2000; Gaudi, Granot & Loeb 2001; but see also Panaitescu 2001).
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows