Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Marked by a dazzling glare; gaudy.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Suelette Dreyfus.