Definitions

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  • adv. In a garish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a garish, showy, or dazzling manner; gaudily; flightily; unsteadily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a tastelessly garish manner

Etymologies

garish +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Still images of young Thai men in garishly logoed contemporary western apparel, capturing then posing humorously with a P.O.W. of sorts eerily remind one of war photos, transposing the nature of the warfare and the roles of and weapons used by its participants, perhaps suggesting that in the transition from a mutual death grip in a fight over the spread of communism to a desperate co-dependency based on manufacturing and consumption, only the uniforms and the ideologies have changed.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Crawford’s overstated performances, often intelligent but almost never instinctive, remain garishly earthbound.

    ‘I Am Joan Crawford’

  • And since the sink counter in most kitchens and bathrooms highly visible, the more "garishly" designed labels, often covered in imagery and cluttered with marketing claims, were passed over or their contains was removed and placed into a secondary bottle "plain bottle" after purchase, "said Dolin.

    CleanWell Innovative Products and Packaging Lead to Success

  • And since the sink counter in most kitchens and bathrooms highly visible, the more "garishly" designed labels, often covered in imagery and cluttered with marketing claims, were passed over or their contains was removed and placed into a secondary bottle "plain bottle" after purchase," said Dolin.

    Target

  • The shoes, stiff in their newness and garishly fuchsia and orange, are a bolder statement than I would have been willing to make when merely an intern.

    Between Expectations

  • Sunday's other big TV event is HBO's curtain call for its summer series, starting with True Blood 9/8, which I've been loving lately as it went completely and garishly bananas during the vampire-witch war.

    Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Torchwood and HBO Finales, Plus 9/11 Programming

  • I need to find out a few things, like how much wainscoting costs, what it will take to replace my garishly green carpet with hardwood, and where in the process of this I will find money for a new laptop, new motherboard/processor, a PlayStation 3, and a new garbage disposal.

    January « 2009 « Morgan Dempsey

  • Whether plain black or garishly multicolored, every single one was designed to create illusory cleavage.

    Would You Buy This for Your Daughter?

  • Equally likely is the garishly satirical Good Christian Belles (aka GCB), which inexplicably is being held back until midseason, along with some of ABC's other best new product (including the very scary and cinematic The River, expected to get a major promotional boost during the Oscars).

    Critic's TCA Notebook: That's a Wrap

  • Walker, numbers man that he is, can tell you without hesitation that he's spoken to audiences in 47 states about the evils of America's yawning pun intended federal budget deficit and garishly ascendant national debt.

    David Walker, the prophet of deficit doom, and his sermon to save America

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