from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cheap and showy; gaudy. See Synonyms at gaudy1.
  • adj. Giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance.

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  • adj. Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dazzling for a moment; making a momentary show of brilliancy; transitorily bright.
  • adj. Fiery; vehement; impetuous.
  • adj. Showy; gay; gaudy.
  • adj. Without taste or spirit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a flash: characterized by flashes or flashing; specifically, acting by flashes, or by fits and starts; quick; impulsive; fiery.
  • Showy; dazzling for a moment, but not lasting, solid, or real; meretricious.
  • Ostentatiously showy in appearance; gay; gaudy; tawdry: as, a flashy dress.
  • Insipid; vapid; without taste or spirit, as food or drink.

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

  • adj. tastelessly showy
  • adj. (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display


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