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

  Gaudy \Gaud"y\, a. [Compar. Gaudier; superl. Gauidiest.]
     1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or
        meretricious.
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              Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
              But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy. --Shak.
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     2. Gay; merry; festal. --Tennyson.
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              Let's have one other gaudy night.     --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gaudy \Gaud"y\, n.; pl. Gaudies [See Gaud, n.]
     One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster
     is recited. [Obs.] --Gower.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gaudy \Gaud"y\, n.
     A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy
     day. [Oxford Univ.] --Conybeare.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gaudy
      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]
      2: (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
         [syn: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty]
      n 1: (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held
           a college

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "gaudy":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, bedizened, beggarly,
     beneath contempt, big-sounding, blatant, blinding, brazen,
     brazenfaced, brummagem, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, coarse, colorful,
     common, contemptible, convoluted, crass, crude, crummy,
     declamatory, despicable, earthy, elevated, euphuistic, extravagant,
     fake, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy, flaunting,
     florid, fulsome, garish, gimcrack, gimcracky, glaring, gorgeous,
     grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gross, high-flowing,
     high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, honky-tonk,
     inkhorn, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, loud, lurid,
     magniloquent, mean, meretricious, miserable, obscene, obtrusive,
     orotund, ostentatious, overbright, overdone, overelaborate,
     overinvolved, overwrought, paltry, pathetic, pedantic, phony,
     pitiable, pitiful, pompous, poor, pretentious, raffish, raw,
     rhetorical, ribald, rough, rubbishy, rude, sad, screaming, scrubby,
     scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, sensational, sensationalistic,
     sententious, shabby, sham, shameless, shoddy, showy, shrieking,
     sonorous, sorry, spectacular, stilted, tacky, tall, tasteless,
     tatty, tawdry, tinsel, tinselly, tortuous, trashy, trumpery,
     two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny,
     valueless, vile, vulgar, worthless, wretched
  
  

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