Definitions

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  • adv. In a gaudy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a gaudy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a gaudy manner; showily; with ostentation.

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

  • adv. in a tastelessly garish manner

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Examples

  • I suddenly realized that I felt out of place there with my gaudily-patriotic bike and my red-white-and-blue striped shirt.

    Memorial Day

  • FC Köln and on Saturday afternoon was paraded along the touchline before the game with Bayern Munich, alongside gaudily clad local carnival nobility while 50,000 fans sang a song about how much they adored Köln to the tune of "The Bonny, Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond".

    Why the witch-hunt against Cesc Fábregas gets my goat | Harry Pearson

  • The whole court circles around her in her joy, and she revels gaudily in the attention.

    Exit the Actress

  • Then there were others, as every year, who looked like wildebeests gaudily gift wrapped, but I won't name names.

    Golden Globes Got It Right ... Mostly

  • Hennes is the mascot of FC Köln and on Saturday afternoons is paraded along the touchline before the game alongside gaudily clad local carnival nobility while 50,000 fans sing a song about how much they adore Köln to the tune of The Bonny, Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond.

    Sheepskin-wearing seating bores get my goat | Harry Pearson

  • The philanderer, the addict, the narcissist — all are rotated under the light so that their hidden shames are gaudily revealed.

    Gaudy Grossness and Other Stories

  • Romo would then hand over the money to the kidnappers at the church's main shrine in a ramshackle but gaudily decorated building in one of Mexico City's toughest neighborhoods, it said.

    Mexican 'Death Saint' Cult Leader Detained

  • (Although in light of what seems to be the imminent implosion of this "industry," it may no longer be able to devote many resources to any but the most gaudily commercial novels at all.)

    Experimental Fiction

  • Starting from a bridge over a vast open cesspool of human wastes, Brinda is making our path through what feel like opposites: tight-knit anarchy, foul stenches, brilliant rainbows of paint and fabric, acres of rubble next to dense clusters of shanties next to hand-crafted houses being rewired and gaudily repainted and redecorated, as we pass, by the artisan-squatters who live here.

    Christopher Lydon: Walking the Slum Side of Bangalore (AUDIO)

  • The same Mason-Dixon polls that gaudily predicted a Meek win also spurred hope for the campaign of state attorney general and former Representative Bill McCollum, but in the end, the crushing blow that Rick Scott spent $50 large to deliver landed.

    Last Night's Primary And The State Of Your Political Media Narratives

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