What does the word gaudy mean?

Usage examples for gaudy

  1. A couple of gaudy cushions lay between it and Mortimer's range of vision from the chair in which the latter was sitting. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  2. " I had a reason for coming here this morning," he answered, briefly; and with that he walked away, his bag in one hand and the two bulky, gaudy papers in the other. – Tales of Fantasy and Fact by Brander Matthews