AskDefine | Define flashy

Dictionary Definition

flashy adj
1 tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
2 (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display [syn: gaudy, jazzy, showy, sporty] [also: flashiest, flashier]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈflæʃi/
  • Rhymes with: -æʃi

Etymology

Adjective

  1. Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
    The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.

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