index elaborate, flagrant, grandiose, pretentious (ostentatious), tawdry

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  • Flashy — Flash y, a. 1. Dazzling for a moment; making a momentary show of brilliancy; transitorily bright. [1913 Webster] A little flashy and transient pleasure. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. Fiery; vehement; impetuous. [1913 Webster] A temper always flashy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flashy — (adj.) showy, cheaply attractive, 1680s, from FLASH (Cf. flash) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Earlier it meant splashing (1580s); sparkling, giving off flashes (c.1600). Related: Flashily; flashiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • flashy — garish, *gaudy, tawdry, meretricious Analogous words: *showy, pretentious, ostentatious: flamboyant, Ornate, florid: glittering, flashing, sparkling (see FLASH vb) Contrasted words: dowdy, *slatternly: smart, chic, modish (see STYLISH): simple, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • flashy — [adj] flamboyant, in poor taste blatant, brazen, catchpenny*, cheap, chintzy, flaunting, florid, garish, gaudy, glaring, glittering, glittery, glitzy, jazzy*, loud, meretricious, ornate, ostentatious, showy, snazzy, sparkling, tacky*, tasteless,… …   New thesaurus

  • flashy — ► ADJECTIVE (flashier, flashiest) ▪ ostentatiously stylish. DERIVATIVES flashily adverb flashiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • flashy — [flash′ē] adj. flashier, flashiest 1. dazzling or bright for a little while 2. ostentatious and vulgar; gaudy flashily adv. flashiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Flashy — Infobox Album Name = Flashy Type = Studio Artist = Electric Six Background = Released = start date|2008|10|21 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Metropolis Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me… …   Wikipedia

  • flashy — flash|y [ˈflæʃi] adj informal 1.) big, bright, or expensive, and intended to be impressive used to show disapproval ▪ large flashy cars 2.) someone who is flashy wears expensive clothes, ↑jewellery etc in a way that is intended to be impressive… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flashy — [[t]flæ̱ʃi[/t]] flashier, flashiest ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or thing as flashy, you mean they are smart and noticeable, but in a rather vulgar way. [INFORMAL] He was much less flashy than his brother. ...a flashy sports… …   English dictionary

  • flashy — UK [ˈflæʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms flashy : adjective flashy comparative flashier superlative flashiest 1) very fashionable or expensive in a way that is deliberately intended to impress people 2) very bright and colourful, usually in a way… …   English dictionary

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