Gar"ish (?), a. [Cf. OE. gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. gairish.]


Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention.

"The garish sun." "A garish flag." Shak. "In . . . garish colors." Asham. "The garish day." J. H. Newman.

Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. Jer. Taylor.


Gay to extravagance; flighty.

It makes the mind loose and garish. South.

-- Gar"ish*ly, adv. -- Garish*ness, n.

Jer. Taylor.


© Webster 1913.

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