Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Making a striking or aesthetically pleasing display.
  • adjective Marked by or given to extravagant, often tasteless display.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making a show or striking appearance; gay; brilliant; gaudy; effective.
  • Given to show or display; ostentatious.
  • Synonyms Gorgeous, magnificent, sumptuous, pompous, grand, flashy, glaring, garish, dressy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit

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

  • adjective superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
  • adjective marked by ostentation but often tasteless
  • adjective (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
  • adjective displaying brilliance and virtuosity

Etymologies

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