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gaudy
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

2 uses
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Definition
tastelessly showy
  • He met the bearded man's eyes and, though they were murderous, knew them, and at the same time, without looking away, he saw Luke and Nick and Millie on the couch, white but safe, and a gaudy magician's table, goldfish bowl, something hanging from the far wall, and he understood that the shot was part of a magic trick, though now that understanding did not matter.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (31% in)
  • She could make a laughingstock of him, turn all his sober arguments to the jabbering of a monkey; her very appearance made him clownlike, bumpkinish; and yet his wordless righteousness, more insidious than anything in the play—a righteousness without rational foundation, indefensible and therefore mute—made a gaudy whore of her.
    12 — A Mother's Love (49% in)

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