Garish

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Garish

1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention. The garish sun. A garish flag. . In . . . Garish colours. . The garish day. . Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. (Jer. Taylor)

2. Gay to extravagance; flighty. It makes the mind loose and garish. (South) Garishly, Garishness.

Origin: cf. Oe. Gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gairish.