Definition: flashy; showy
Definition: flashy; showy
Sentences Containing 'gaudy'
Once a day a cheap, gaudy packet arrived upward from St. Louis, and another downward from Keokuk.
The full significance of Stephen's`method'did not dawn upon the perplexed and musing crowd for some two minutes; and then Yates murmured with a sigh`Well, the Y's stand a gaudy chance.
Lambrequins dependent from gaudy boxings of beaten tin, gilded.
There is a kind of swell medieval bulliness and tinsel about it that pleases his gaudy barbaric soul.
In that simple state, the expense even of a sovereign is not directed by the vanity which delights in the gaudy finery of a court, but is employed in bounty to his tenants, and hospitality to his retainers.
In that situation, the expense, even of a sovereign, cannot be directed by that vanity which delights in the gaudy finery of a court.
This excellent observer has shown that in some districts of South America, where, for instance, an Ithomia abounds in gaudy swarms, another butterfly, namely, a Leptalis, is often found mingled in the same flock; and the latter so closely resembles the Ithomia in every shade and stripe of colour, and even in the shape of its wings, that Mr. Bates, with his eyes sharpened by collecting during eleven years, was, though always on his guard, continually deceived.
To-day he would appear in one gay dress, to-morrow in another; but all flimsy and gaudy, of little substance and less worth.
I read considerable to Jim about kings and dukes and earls and such, and how gaudy they dressed, and how much style they put on, and called each other your majesty, and your grace, and your lordship, and so on, 'stead of mister; and Jim's eyes bugged out, and he was interested.
Well, there was a big outlandish parrot on each side of the clock, made out of something like chalk, and painted up gaudy.
I reckoned the poor king was in for a gaudy time of it with the audience, but nothing of the sort; pretty soon he crawls out from under the wigwam, and says: "Well, how'd the old thing pan out this time, duke?"
There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill, and we'll smouch it, and carve the things on it, and file out the pens and the saw on it, too."
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