What does the word garish mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • GARISHLY.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • GARISHNESS.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Marked by a dazzling glare; gaudy.

Usage examples for garish

  1. Sylv shrank back, then started to his feet; the flame- light- looking so garish in that gloomy place- thrown upward on to his wan checks in such wise as to make them seem more hollow than they were in fact. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  2. Her face, with its exquisite look of exaltation, of self- forgetfulness, was turned eagerly towards the crowd of feverish pleasure- seekers that passed on, pursuing its little joys, under the garish signs of the street. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. The show's host pulled some innocent soul off the street, seated her on a garish throne, asked her questions and then gave her prizes. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
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