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Synonyms for garishness

strident color or excessive ornamentation


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The TOWIE stars will, no doubt, want to bring some glitz, glamour and garishness to the couple's big day - though Katie and Marvin are hoping for a tasteful, understated affair.
It is an atmosphere of garishness, crude ribaldry, blaring music, the cacophonous sounds of the bye-lanes of Chandni Chowk resided by pimps and prostitutes.
It could have been alienating, as the anonymous Times critic put it, 'the garishness of the nightclub scene lost little by becoming a natural nightmare in which unmasked grotesques remained recognizably if typically human.
So, while these are still life paintings, with, occasionally, evidence of the life being lived around the still lifes, the real action comes not in some hackneyed reference to impermanence but rather in a contemporary sense of garishness that affirms life in all its daily vulgarity.
The audience could easily differentiate the real and imaginary worlds, though, as Don Quixote's ghastly white asylum garments -- symbolizing his wretched reality -- contrasted sharply with the garishness of his fantasy world, where ballerinas in red and yellow tutus and men in tights flounce about with Quixote's imaginary self.
I love Kim because she made me realize that Jews on reality television have no monopoly on garishness.
At times the film cuts to shots of Marie's face and her reaction to their look, but, for the most part, the scene is shown from a point-of-view shot that positions the audience within Marie's identity as it emphasizes the garishness of the crowd's dress, the oddness of their powdered make-up, and (through a shockingly quiet and natural soundtrack) the jarring silence that accompanies their off-putting gaze.
American greed is now taking its place alongside Afghan greed in Kabul, the large mansions being built in the US mirroring the garishness of those of their Afghan counterparts.
Not everyone wants to subject their children to noise, garishness and junk food.
This 'Eightsome' is pure artifice, its garishness exposed by the unadorned truth of the funeral scene that follows.
The subject is the circus, known far and wide not only to children but to men and women in every corner of the world whose hearts, as the advertisements say, have not abandoned the wonder of childhood, known far and wide for garishness, noise, and perpetual action, and yet in this painting the tone is soft, the artist had stayed his hand from throwing onto the canvas any jarring slashes or bursts of cobalt blue or scarlet or chrome yellow.
And even though I was still only small the all-permeating smell of mothballs on everything has stayed with me 'til this very day, coupled with a young child's abject horror at finding the husks of a million dead woodlice - clearly offended to death by the garishness of the paisley curtains - grouped together under the pillow.
By using classical techniques and supercharged color to reflect the garishness of hip-hop culture, she adds, "Wiley presents these young men as both valiant and vulnerable, autonomous and manipulated.
For every person who has tsk-tsked about the garishness of Jennings Osborne's Cantrelt Road home light displays--particularly, back in the day, his Christmas lights--surely another thousand have enjoyed them, as well as the fireworks that he and his family provide during Riverfest and other community celebrations or the barbecue for too many occasions to name.