unrelated to, but brought to mind by, Cacasenno's garrulous:
1. crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration
2. excessively ornate or elaborate, as buildings or writings
3. dressed in or ornamented with bright colors
4. excessively bright; glaring; dazzling: “Hide me from Day's garish eye” (John Milton)
[Origin: 1535–45; earlier gaurish, perh. equiv. to obs. gaure to stare (ME gauren < ON) + -ish]
—Synonyms: loud, tawdry. See gaudy
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A much delayed reaction, to say the least, but this is a good word for the US "Christmas" season. Just think of how many garish displays of whatnot you'll see in stores and along the streets. There are tastefully decorated houses, to be sure, but those who need to have the electric company put in extra lines for power supply just might be going a tad overboard.
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