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gaudy

GAUD'Y, a. Showy; splendid; gay.

A goldfinch there I saw, with gaudy pride

Of painted plumes--

1. Ostentatiously fine; gay beyond the simplicity of nature or good taste.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy.

GAUD'Y, n. A feast or festival; a word in the university.




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GAUD'Y, a. Showy; splendid; gay.

A goldfinch there I saw, with gaudy pride

Of painted plumes--

1. Ostentatiously fine; gay beyond the simplicity of nature or good taste.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy.

GAUD'Y, n. A feast or festival; a word in the university.


GAUD'Y, a.

  1. Showy; splendid; gay. A goldfinch there I saw, with gaudy pride / Of painted plumes. Dryden.
  2. Ostentatiously fine; gay beyond the simplicity of nature or good taste. Costly thy habit as the purse can buy, / But not express'd in fancy; rich not gaudy. Shak.

GAUD'Y, n.

A feast or festival; a word in the university. Cheyne.


Gaud"y
  1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
    Shak.

  2. One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.

    [Obs.] Gower.
  3. A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.

    [Oxford Univ.] Conybeare.
  4. Gay; merry; festal.

    Tennyson.

    Let's have one other gaudy night. Shak.

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Gaudy

GAUD'Y, adjective Showy; splendid; gay.

A goldfinch there I saw, with gaudy pride

Of painted plumes--

1. Ostentatiously fine; gay beyond the simplicity of nature or good taste.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy

GAUD'Y, noun A feast or festival; a word in the university.

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