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  • adv. In a flashy manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a flashy manner; with empty show.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a flashy manner; with sudden glare or force; without solidity of wit or thought; with gaudy or ostentatious show.

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

  • adv. in a meretricious manner
  • adv. in a fancy colorful manner


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Marcus took in the flashily dressed partygoers across the patio and their narcissistic party ritual.

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  • Mr. Chaudhuri's sensitivity suggests just how fragile some of the pet schemes of the New India remain, however flashily accoutered with Rolexes, customized Bentleys, ponytails and blindingly white teeth.

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  • The second lesson was not to be seduced by the flashily obvious, but to burrow down to the juicy stuff.

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  • I should say that content presented flashily can be a good thing, but if you have to choose either content or flash, choose content.

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  • Guys who dress too flashily likewise aren't taken seriously--except in the entertainment world.

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  • I originally posted that I could do with a "snazzy" logo and someone thanks, John pointed me to an online definition of snazzy: "fashionably and often flashily smart or elegant".

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  • Its not only China's controversy with Tibet or the situation in Burma; furthermore, the present armed conflict between Russian and Georgian forces show us that there are governments which flashily ignore the so-called Olympic spirit of peace.

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  • Attractive people have a natural advantage and there are simple steps everyday people use to increase their appeal, including hygeine, exercise, dressing formally and well, but not flashily, smiling and eye contact, using hand motions to accentuate rhetorical highpoints, and communicating at a moderate distance.

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