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- Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste.
- The dress fits her well, but the pattern is rather garish.
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
- “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”
- 2003 August 10, Ken Keeler, "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings", Futurama, season 5, episode 16, Fox Broadcasting Company
- Leela: He gave me mechanical ears / Effective though just a bit garish.
overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste