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 for garish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garish \Gar"ish\ (g[^a]r"[i^]sh), 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.
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              Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. Gay to extravagance; flighty.
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              It makes the mind loose and garish.   --South.
        -- Gar"ish*ly, adv. -- Gar"ish*ness, n. --Jer. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garish
      adj 1: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring";
             "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts";
             "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
             [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish,
             gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky,
             tatty, tawdry, trashy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "garish":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, bedazzling, bedizened,
     big-sounding, blatant, blinding, brazen, brazenfaced, bright,
     bright and shining, brilliant, cheap, chintzy, colorful,
     convoluted, crude, dazzling, declamatory, effulgent, elevated,
     euphuistic, extravagant, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming, flaring,
     flash, flashy, flaunting, florid, fulgent, fulgid, fulsome, gaudy,
     glaring, glary, gorgeous, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant,
     harsh, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding,
     highfalutin, inkhorn, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, loud, lurid,
     magniloquent, meretricious, obtrusive, orotund, ostentatious,
     overbright, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought,
     pedantic, pompous, pretentious, raffish, raw, refulgent,
     resplendent, rhetorical, screaming, sensational, sensationalistic,
     sententious, shameless, showy, shrieking, sonorous, spectacular,
     splendent, splendid, splendorous, stilted, tall, tasteless, tawdry,
     tinsel, tortuous, vivid, vulgar
  
  

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