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  • Neat but not gaudy
    Neat but not gaudy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaudiness strident color or excessive ornamentation
    • n gaudiness tasteless showiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaudiness The quality of being gaudy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaudiness The quality or condition of being gaudy; showiness; ostentatiousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gaudiness showiness
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gaudium, delight—gaudēre, to rejoice.


In literature:

She only kept her eyes on the autumn tints of the park, streaking past them like a gaudy Roman scarf.
"The House of Mystery" by William Henry Irwin
Summat a thought less gaudy'll do for my old bones.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
Here and there a girl with her hair in pins and a rough brown apron over a gaudy frock was stoning a front step.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Their large flowing pants, their gaudy striped long hose, made quite an imposing spectacle.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
The latter is taken out on the man's arm, with his head covered by a gaudy little hood.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
Antonyms: dowdy, slovenly, slatternly, untidy, tawdry, gaudy, frowzy, disorderly, unkempt.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
They paced slowly to the gaudy rocking chairs and sat down.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The married women prefer gaudy colours, and keep their hair confined close to their head, by a large comb.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Their taste is that of the negro; give him plenty of gaudy red and yellow and he is happy.
"Our Stage and Its Critics" by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
Don't wear jewelry of a gaudy character; genuine jewelry modestly worn is not out of place.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Of course, it is pretty gaudy.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Why so many strings of gaudy beads around their necks?
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
They will cost no more than the gaudy vulgar fixtures that are sold in so many shops.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
He had positive genius for making the gaudy and the unworthy seem worthy and even perfect.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
The interior of the cottage was neatly furnished, though with none of the gaudy trappings of fashion.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Thou are not gaudy like the diamond, sparkling and dazzling in a brilliant show and living for nothing higher than display.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
There is no moralising over these things: love is a hearty feeder, and thrives on a fast-day as well as on a gaudy.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
Perish the title if not accompanied by worth; fling the gaudy coronet aside if it covers not the brow of probity and honor.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
The detective led him up stairs to the gaudy parlor which had once been Rose Cameron's sitting-room.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
When the weather is warm he decks himself out in any piece of gaudy finery he can lay hands upon.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales

In poetry:

'Tis, I believe, this archery to show,
That so much cost in colors thou,
And skill in painting, dost bestow
Upon thy ancient arms, the gaudy heavenly bow.
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley
How worthless seem the gaudy dreams
That play'd around my fever'd slumbers !
How dim the star of Hope, whose beams
Would flash athwart my joyous numbers !
"Glances Back" by Laura Sophia Temple
The cloud laughed at the rainbow
saying that is was an upstart
gaudy in its emptiness.
The rainbow calmly answered,
"I am as inevitably real as tha sun himself."
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
Glad to leave far below the clanging city;
Looking far downward to the glaring street
Gaudy with light, yet tired with many feet,
In both of us wells up a wordless pity;
"Lights" by Sara Teasdale
And there she walked, as duty bade her go,
Safe and unsullied as a cloistered nun,
Shamed with her plainness Fashion's gaudy show,
And overcame the world she did not shun.
"The Two Elizabeths" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Not that I dread the cup, when round it glares
Each gaudy ensign of the sorcerer's pow'r;
But oft the bowl, thy nicer hand prepares,
Is deck'd with fragrant wreathes from Fancy's bow'r:
"Impromptu, To A Friend" by Maria Logan

In news:

Gaudy passing numbers in 2011 seemed to point to a new pass-first era in the NFL, but that pattern has been reversed this year.
OGs who shun gaudy glad rags stock up on suave Italian threads, bold-colored accessories, and custom-made suits.
The 19th century era of prosperity and artistic flowering is embodied by the inimitable architecture of Antoni Gaudi .
Local "Elvis" inspired by God, not the gaudy .
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones draws notice with gaudy stats.
Eli Jackson puts up gaudy stats in 2008.
Humbling End for Shanghai Tang And Its Gaudy Take on Chinese Style.
Ugly, gaudy Christmas sweaters all the rage.
Knights coach Philip King has to say very little to his son Kyle, who is racking up gaudy offensive statistics.
Since what seems the original publication of The Scarlet Letter, the book reviews of Orville Prescott have made gaudy the otherwise impeccable greyness of The New York Times.
It's also a momentous day in the personal history of Margaretville resident Gaudys Sanford.
We will travel to any gaudy suburban mall or down any ill-lit side street to try that new chef's adventurous tasting menu or that bowl of goulash, supposedly better than Mom's.
Area high school QBs putting up some gaudy numbers.
Gap Shares, YTD, Rise 80%: Reborn Growth Stock or Gaudy Value Play.
Lost the talk of the Marshall football team's gaudy passing numbers is the fact that the Thundering Herd's running game is playing its best since Coach Doc Holliday arrived on campus.

In science:

Transit statistics may not yet be refined enough to be sensitive to detect this effect (Pepper & Gaudi (2006)), but such systematic effects may show up in future surveys.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
In addition, the fold and cusp relations have been shown to provide powerful diagnostic tools for detecting dark substructure on galactic scales using quadruple lensed images of quasars (e.g., Mao & Schneider 1998, Keeton, Gaudi & Petters 2003 and 2005 [13, 14]).
A Universal Magnification Theorem II. Generic Caustics up to Codimension Five
Remarkably, the microlensed afterglow may have been already observed in the light curve of GRB 000301C as the achromatic bump (Garnavich, Loeb & Stanek 2000; Gaudi, Granot & Loeb 2001; but see also Panaitescu 2001).
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
As analyzed by Gaudi & Loeb (2001) and Gaudi, Granot & Loeb (2001), a future monitoring campaign of a lensed afterglow will be able to reconstruct the radial structure of the afterglow image, although the quality of the observational data for GRB 000301C (about ∼ ±0.1 magnitude) may not be sufficient for this purpose.
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
The peak seen in GRB 000301C is believed to be a microlensing event, occurred before the break time, in the “ring-like” regime (Garnavich, Loeb & Stanek 2000; Gaudi, Granot & Loeb 2001; but see also Panaitescu 2001).
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
Metcalf & Zhao (2001), Keeton, Gaudi & Petters (2002) and Evans & Witt (2002) explored whether the model for the primary lens galaxy could be modi fie d to explain the anomalous flux ratios, with mixed results which we will discuss in d etail below.
CDM Substructure in Gravitational Lenses: Tests and Results
Similarly, Metcalf & Zhao (2001), Keeton, Gaudi & Petters (2002) and Evans & Witt (2002) explore whether changes to the smooth potential can explain the problem.
CDM Substructure in Gravitational Lenses: Tests and Results
The sensitivity for transit photometry was derived based on the Gaudi et al. (2005) analytical dependence of the detectable planet radius Rp on P 1/6 (converted to Mp ∝ P 1/2 assuming constant planet density), under the (naive) hypothesis of uniform sampling.
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
To observe the relative inclination of the planetary spin axis, we can use the RM effect for transiting planets (see Gaudi & Winn 2007 for a thorough discussion of the effect and Section 6.1 for a discussion of the same effect observed in eclipsing binaries).
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Microlensing has detected a Jupiter/Saturn analog system (Gaudi et al. 2008) around an M dwarf that is consistent with photoevaporative gas loss from an outer gas giant formed by disk instability in a region of massive star formation (Boss 2006b,c).
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
Radial velocity measurements during a transit already play an important role in understanding the planet via its Rossiter-McLaughlin (RM) effect (Gaudi & Winn 2007), and the prospects of exomoon detection in this way are quite encouraging.
Methods for exomoon characterisation: combining transit photometry and the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect
The Tago event, named for its discoverer, involved a nearby lens that passed in front of an A0 star 1 kpc away (Fukui et al. 2007; Gaudi et al. 2008a).
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
This has been demonstrated by the discovery, through a lensing event that exhibited evidence of orbital motion, of a system with 2 planets in the zone for resonant lensing, only 1 kpc away (Gaudi et al. 2008b).
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
Hence the time scale differences allows one to choose the correct solution (Gould 1996; Boutreux & Gould 1996; Gaudi & Gould 1997).
Unique Determination of the Physical Parameters of Individual MACHOs from Astrometric Parallax Measurements
We have seen that planet detection is a serious possibility (Dalil; Gaudi) and will be even more likely with the advent of SIM (Boden).
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary