from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Showy or gaudy decoration; ostentatious or pretentious show.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Finery; fine things; show.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display.
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finery; ornaments; ostentatious display.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun cheap or pretentious or vain display
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But above all, that of the triumph, amongst the Romans, was not pageants or gaudery, but one of the wisest and noblest institutions, that ever was.
Here were colors to delight her — marigold yellows as intense as sunlight, coral reds and blood reds and rust reds, joyous oranges and plangent blue-greens — and patterns to astonish, blossoms and vines and bulbs and leaves, every manner of floral gaudery both woven and embroidered in the style proper to a woman of rank.
But above all, that of the triumph, amongst the Romans, was not pageants or gaudery, but one of the wisest and noblest institutions that ever was.
For age, which naturally and unavoidably is but one remove from death, and consequently should have nothing about it but what looks like a decent preparation for it, scarce ever appears of late days but in the high mode, the flaunting garb, and utmost gaudery of youth; with clothes as ridiculously, and as much in the fashion, as the person that wears them is usually grown out of it.
Butterfly in a Box, intending to examine its gaudery with my _Microscope_,
And the ice-cream gaudery of his paints simply enhances the fact that you actually want to put these almost - touchable bodies in your mouth ...
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