What is another word for gaudiness?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɔːdɪnəs] (IPA)

The word "gaudiness" refers to something that is excessively ornate, flashy, or showy in an unsophisticated manner. Some synonyms for gaudiness include flamboyance, garishness, ostentation, flashiness, brashness, showiness, and extravagance. Flamboyance suggests a bold extravagance in dress or demeanor, while garishness refers to overly bright or harsh colors that clash. Ostentation implies a display of wealth or status, while flashiness and showiness refer to vulgar displays of style. Brashness suggests a loud and confident display, while extravagance implies excessive or wasteful spending. All of these words can be used to define gaudiness with slightly different connotations, based on the specific context in which they are used.

Synonyms for Gaudiness:

What are the hypernyms for Gaudiness?

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

What are the opposite words for gaudiness?

Gaudiness refers to something flamboyant, extravagant, and flashy. Antonyms for gaudiness include simplicity, minimalism, plainness, and unpretentiousness. These words apply to objects, clothes, and decorations that are understated, down-to-earth, and free from pretension. Aesthetic elements that are calm, subtle, unassuming, and subdued are antonyms of gaudiness. Simplicity is the quintessential antonym, focusing on the idea that less is more. Conversely, gaudiness is characterized by showing off, being loud, and making a statement. Depending on the context, choosing antonyms for gaudiness helps to create a more balanced, harmonious, and tasteful environment.

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Usage examples for Gaudiness

Even in this clear Southern climate, the effect of gaudiness will in time pass off.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
I pointed to gossamer-winged dragon-flies, which used to frighten her, till I declared them to be friendly devourers of mosquitoes, and both of us remained breathless when a golden oriole perched on some hazel bushes near at hand, for a moment's display of its gaudiness.
"A Top-Floor Idyl"
George van Schaick
There was not a sign of gaudiness about her; not a ring, a necklace, or a bracelet.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, v5"
Gilbert Parker

Famous quotes with Gaudiness

  • In thy apparel avoid singularity, profuseness, and gaudiness. Be not too early in the fashion, nor too late. Decency is half way between affectation and neglect. The body is the shell of the soul, apparel is the husk of that shell; the husk often tells you what the kernel is.
    Francis Quarles
  • In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
    Sir George Savile
  • There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long-drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success.
    Raymond Chandler

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