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Synonyms for flashily

in a meretricious manner

in a fancy colorful manner

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The result is another flashily unorthodox update, although the story's not quite as riveting as last time.
The role of the prisoner Barnardine in Measure for Measure, for example, is flashily irrelevant to the plot of the play Paradoxically, Greenblatt reads this figure as "an emblem of the freedom of the artist to remake the world" (13).
He had his flaws, and he may not have been flashily creative or intellectual.
How bad could a musical be that offers up such flashily enjoyable renditions of "Material Girl", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "I Will Survive"?
In the Royal Lodge he was flashily impressive, but yesterday he left you with the indelible feeling that he could return in six months' time and outclass the best these islands can offer in the Guineas.
In Washington Square Park human shapes emerge from a blue background like mirages; in Interlocking Figures and Spatial Figures they seem about to dissolve into a white background, creating a somewhat more flashily atmospheric effect.
Garnier must have expected readers to hear these implications all the more strongly, because the language of ruin that he deploys in Marc Antoine and Cornelie is almost flashily indebted to Joachim du Bellay's well-known sonnet sequence on Rome's fall, the Antiquitez de Rome (1558).
39) In literature and film they were still often portrayed negatively in terms of appearance and behavior, most usually shown as corpulent, cigar-smoking, gold-ring wearing, check-suited, loud-voiced, balding and flashily flamboyant.
When not labouring the tortuously unlikely romance between Kate and Norbit, the film spends its time either churning out repetitive fat jokes and fart gags or parading an assortment of tired ethnic stereotypes that include a couple of jive talking flashily dressed pimps.
In the end, of course, "The State Within" is more concerned with lapel-grabbing drama than with policy wonkishness (hence, the sex scenes); its flashily chaotic editing and camerawork underscore its loyalty to genre histrionics.
This flashily dressed Irishman may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there's no denying he's lovable, witty, and white-hot.
It's a great cast - Sam Neill (below) is also on hand as a corrupt cop - which deserves much better than this flashily empty comic strip caper.
A spotlight suddenly reveals a bearded, bewigged, flashily dressed Fermat, who promptly sings, "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof, a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is not large enough to contain.
It's true that her chauvinist Apollo in The Autobiography of Cassandra is a scoundrel, who spits in Cassandra's mouth to rob her of credibility, but he is brought back later in The Curse of Endless Living as an entertaining Italian playboy with a sports car who foolishly and flashily comes on to the centuries-older Sibyl.
99) AS flashily flamboyant with words as with a whisk, Keith Floyd presents his own life story, which, as even the unimaginative might guess, is full of character, colour and uproarious good humour.