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strident color or excessive ornamentation


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This grocery store is so big, its gaudiness scares me, the choice it offers flatters me.
And as first support act Shockolady came on to belt out Elton John numbers in karaoke fashion the impression of gaudiness was only further entrenched.
If this scene would traditionally call for a response in the vein of a choral hymn, patriotically extolling the heroic accomplishments of civil engineering, the girls' sartorial gaudiness interferes with this script and undermines the showiness of the dam project.
The garish shrines, the clanging temple bells heard above the din of the marketplace, the unexpected whiff of night jasmine after the stench of urine remind me that God is everywhere, woven into the gaudiness and muck of daily life.
The next stop is Ahtopol-a mass resort, once overgrown with fig trees, wild and compact, now the epicentre of the traditional seaside kitsch, gaudiness and-sadly-construction, household and all other kinds of refuse.
A universe of ineffable gaudiness spun itself out in his brain while the clock ticked on the wash-stand and the moon soaked with wet light his tangled clothes on the floor.
The upper-class musical temple has always held a prominent place in the Catalan imagination, not only for its physical centrality, its grandiosity, and gaudiness, but also for its share of historical vicissitudes: two tires, the anarchist bombing in 1893, the verbal assault and egging of the audience as they entered the theater in the 1970s and 1980s.
It doesn't have the gaudiness of luxury saloons, but conveys wealth with sportiness and adventurism.
Utterly overwhelmed by the gaudiness and nakedly capitalistic rapacity of these enormous new magnitudes, the original zero point, Tiananmen Square itself, has become a little mute.
For all the gaudiness of Chavez's self-conception, however, his rule rests on material pillars, and they are imperiled.
Could it be that these shawls were of a material supremely soft, warm, and light, as well as rare and expensive, and that it was this, rather than any gaudiness of colour, that made them fit wear for princes?
FAIRY godmothers and giant killing teenagers usually only make an appearance towards the end of the year, when pantomime gaudiness works as an antidote to the dreary weather.
Because the film is set in Ireland, it manages to bypass both the gaudiness and the overt evangelical religiosity of American country music culture, and portrays country music for what it is at its rawest--a soundtrack for the lives of folks living perilously close to line that demarcates success from failure in the struggle to eke out the means of daily existence.
The Obama's low-key, toned-down aesthetic will offer a reprieve from an era of excess and gaudiness, Wolfe said.