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gaudy
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
tastelessly showy
  • The baron, followed by the count, traversed a long series of apartments, in which the prevailing characteristics were heavy magnificence and the gaudiness of ostentatious wealth,
    Chapters 47-48 (0% in)
gaudiness = tasteless showiness

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • He found the count standing before some copies of Albano and Fattore that had been passed off to the banker as originals; but which, mere copies as they were, seemed to feel their degradation in being brought into juxtaposition with the gaudy colors that covered the ceiling.
    Chapters 45-46 (77% in)

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