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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
"He is what I call a flashy liver," says Marshall.
Younger drivers in flashy SUVs or sporty small cars are still ticket magnets, too.
On the one hand, this gave the profession enough self-doubt to allow some of its brighter sons to start noodling around with the past, and to discover it was a fine thing; on the other hand, it gave us Frank Gehry, that dealer in flashy junk heaps, a sort of superficial Dinocretes writ larger than Vitruvius could have ever imagined.
Young men and women dressed in flashy pants and skimpy dresses sat at long tables on three sides of a dance floor, downing huge amounts of cheap whiskey.
The moment I entered the shop, I was instantly attracted to Sony's DJ headphones (in flashy packaging) which had a frequency between 14 Hz and 22,000Hz.
He did not engage in flashy reform, or buzz-word-of-the-day ‘programs’ which places like Curry churn out endlessly.
In China, legions of newly rich are characterized by flashy, big-ticket spending.
He ain't what you call a flashy dresser, but he lays it all over the young chaps like Thad West who think they're so swell. "
She had a look which can only be described as "flashy" -- a look that struck Clarissa unpleasantly, in spite of herself.
I’m sorry that the state of your typical hetero family is so fragile that a guy in flashy clothes can be the breaking point.