gaudily


gaudily
gaudy ADJECTIVE (gaudier, gaudiest) extravagantly or tastelessly bright or showy.
DERIVATIVES gaudily adverb gaudiness noun.
ORIGIN probably from Old French gaudir 'rejoice' , from Latin gaudere.

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  • Gaudily — Gaud i*ly, adv. In a gaudy manner. Guthrie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaudily — 1610s, from GAUDY (Cf. gaudy) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaudily — adverb see gaudy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaudily — See gaudy1. * * * …   Universalium

  • gaudily — adverb In a gaudy manner …   Wiktionary

  • gaudily — adv. showily, flashily, in a garish manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gaudily — gaud·i·ly …   English syllables

  • gaudily — See: gaudy …   English dictionary

  • gaudily — adverb in a tastelessly garish manner the temple was garishly decorated with bright plastic flowers • Syn: ↑garishly, ↑tawdrily • Derived from adjective: ↑gaudy, ↑tawdry (for: ↑tawdrily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaudy — UK [ˈɡɔːdɪ] / US [ˈɡɔdɪ] adjective Word forms gaudy : adjective gaudy comparative gaudier superlative gaudiest brightly coloured and ugly, or of bad quality Derived word: gaudily adverb a gaudily painted sign …   English dictionary