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gaudy
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

7 uses
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Definition
tastelessly showy
  • Well, there was a big outlandish parrot on each side of the clock, made out of something like chalk, and painted up gaudy.
    Chapter 17 (52% in)
gaudy = tastelessly showy
  • I read considerable to Jim about kings and dukes and earls and such, and how gaudy they dressed, and how much style they put on, and called each other your majesty, and your grace, and your lordship, and so on, 'stead of mister; and Jim's eyes bugged out, and he was interested.
    Chapter 14 (15% in)
  • And, then, there he was, slim and handsome, and dressed the gaudiest and prettiest you ever saw, and he lit into that horse with his whip and made him fairly hum—and finally skipped off, and made his bow and danced off to the dressing-room, and everybody just a-howling with pleasure and astonishment.
    Chapter 22 (83% in)
  • I reckoned the poor king was in for a gaudy time of it with the audience, but nothing of the sort; pretty soon he crawls out from under the wigwam, and says: "Well, how'd the old thing pan out this time, duke?"
    Chapter 23 (36% in)
  • It's gaudy, Huck.
    Chapter 35 (23% in)
  • There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill, and we'll smouch it, and carve the things on it, and file out the pens and the saw on it, too.
    Chapter 38 (36% in)
  • ...snakes and spiders and things, on top of all the other work he had to do on pens, and inscriptions, and journals, and things, which made it more trouble and worry and responsibility to be a prisoner than anything he ever undertook, that Tom most lost all patience with him; and said he was just loadened down with more gaudier chances than a prisoner ever had in the world to make a name for himself, and yet he didn't know enough to appreciate them, and they was just about wasted on him.
    Chapter 38 (98% in)

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