Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or condition of being gaudy; showiness; ostentatiousness.
- n. Pretension in appearance; looking overly done and distastefully adorned.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being gaudy.
- n. strident color or excessive ornamentation
- n. tasteless showiness
- gaudy + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The use of a little gum guacum in solution will be found occasionally advantageous; this gum is fairly hard and will lower the colour and prevent too much of an approach to gaudiness, that is, if a highly coloured varnish has been found necessary.”
“Situating its apparent "gaudiness" well beyond any sense of what might constitute the aesthetically appropriate, Lewis's romance was denounced by Coleridge as a malevolent network of "libidinous minuteness," an intricate web which, once activated, articulated for even its most suspecting of readers a range of "powerful stimulants" and "meretricious attractions.”
“You were caterpillar-brained from the start and our gaudiness made you blush and stutter.”
“For one thing, she's synonymous with barrel-scraping gaudiness: Surprise Surprise, Moment Of Truth, Blind Date.”
“A universe of ineffable gaudiness spun itself out in his brain… a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing.”
“GREENE: Even before Liberace's death in 1987, fans could check out some of his more notorious outfits and revel in his cheery gaudiness at the Liberace museum, where else, on Tropicana Avenue in Vegas.”
“And yet, there were moments when she felt more ephemeral than ever, when the gaudiness of this experience-hoarding made her all the more unsure of what it meant to be living.”
“It's an interesting look, and again is made without gaudiness or tackiness.”
“What jumped out at me is how the advertising on the player makes the experience look closer to the gaudiness of MySpace than the sterility of Google.”
“For unexpected gaudiness, nothingnothingnothing tops this episode's flashback to the late 1920s, when Bill isn't a tortured, reticent vampire at all, but an enthusiastic killer.”
Looking for tweets for gaudiness.