What is another word for garishness?

159 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɡˈe͡əɹɪʃnəs], [ ɡˈe‍əɹɪʃnəs], [ ɡ_ˈeə_ɹ_ɪ_ʃ_n_ə_s]

Garishness means something that is overly bright, flashy, or gaudy. Some synonyms for this word include; flamboyant, flashy, showy, ostentatious, loud, brash or tasteless. Garishness can also be referred to as tacky, kitschy, or cheap. Other synonymous phrases include over the top, excessively bold, or excessively ornate. Garishness is often used to describe decor, fashion, or design that is overly exaggerated or ostentatious. It can be described as loud and attention-grabbing, or distasteful and unrefined. In general, garishness is defined by an excessive and unbalanced use of color, pattern, or texture, often with an emphasis on excess and extravagance.

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What are the hypernyms for Garishness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Garishness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for garishness (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for garishness?

Garishness means excessively bright and flashy, lacking in taste and subtlety. Antonyms for this word would include elegance, sophistication, refinement, understatement, subtlety, and minimalism. Elegant and sophisticated garments are gentle on the eyes and do not seek attention. Refinement is an understated quality that requires attention to detail and subtlety. Understatement involves the use of subtle elements that do not attract attention, while minimalism relies on simplicity and the absence of unnecessary details. These antonyms highlight the existence of an aesthetic other than that of garishness, which values restraint, balance, and subtlety above frivolity and excess.

What are the antonyms for Garishness?

Usage examples for Garishness

"The insolence of wealth and the garishness of its marts are disappearing," I told her.
"A Top-Floor Idyl"
George van Schaick
It was that stagnant hour of the twenty-four when the practical garishness of Day, having escaped from the fresh long shadows and enlivening newness of the morning, has not yet made any perceptible advance towards acquiring those mellow and soothing tones which grace its decline.
"Desperate Remedies"
Thomas Hardy
This was not a pleasant, cleanly, nor beautiful locality, and by contrast with it, even the garishness of the cheap New York theatre seemed fine and glorious.
"The Sport of the Gods"
Paul Laurence Dunbar

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