flashy

  • 1 Flashy — Flash y, a. 1. Dazzling for a moment; making a momentary show of brilliancy; transitorily bright. [1913 Webster] A little flashy and transient pleasure. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. Fiery; vehement; impetuous. [1913 Webster] A temper always flashy.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 flashy — index elaborate, flagrant, grandiose, pretentious (ostentatious), tawdry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 flashy — (adj.) showy, cheaply attractive, 1680s, from FLASH (Cf. flash) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Earlier it meant splashing (1580s); sparkling, giving off flashes (c.1600). Related: Flashily; flashiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 flashy — garish, *gaudy, tawdry, meretricious Analogous words: *showy, pretentious, ostentatious: flamboyant, Ornate, florid: glittering, flashing, sparkling (see FLASH vb) Contrasted words: dowdy, *slatternly: smart, chic, modish (see STYLISH): simple, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 flashy — [adj] flamboyant, in poor taste blatant, brazen, catchpenny*, cheap, chintzy, flaunting, florid, garish, gaudy, glaring, glittering, glittery, glitzy, jazzy*, loud, meretricious, ornate, ostentatious, showy, snazzy, sparkling, tacky*, tasteless,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 flashy — ► ADJECTIVE (flashier, flashiest) ▪ ostentatiously stylish. DERIVATIVES flashily adverb flashiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 flashy — [flash′ē] adj. flashier, flashiest 1. dazzling or bright for a little while 2. ostentatious and vulgar; gaudy flashily adv. flashiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Flashy — Infobox Album Name = Flashy Type = Studio Artist = Electric Six Background = Released = start date|2008|10|21 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Metropolis Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me… …

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  • 9 flashy — flash|y [ˈflæʃi] adj informal 1.) big, bright, or expensive, and intended to be impressive used to show disapproval ▪ large flashy cars 2.) someone who is flashy wears expensive clothes, ↑jewellery etc in a way that is intended to be impressive… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 flashy — [[t]flæ̱ʃi[/t]] flashier, flashiest ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or thing as flashy, you mean they are smart and noticeable, but in a rather vulgar way. [INFORMAL] He was much less flashy than his brother. ...a flashy sports… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 flashy — UK [ˈflæʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms flashy : adjective flashy comparative flashier superlative flashiest 1) very fashionable or expensive in a way that is deliberately intended to impress people 2) very bright and colourful, usually in a way… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 flashy — flashily, adv. flashiness, n. /flash ee/, adj., flashier, flashiest. 1. sparkling or brilliant, esp. in a superficial way or for the moment: a flashy performance. 2. ostentatiously or vulgarly smart; showy; gaudy: flashy clothes. [1575 85; FLASH… …

    Universalium

  • 13 flashy — flash•y [[t]ˈflæʃ i[/t]] adj. flash•i•er, flash•i•est 1) superficially sparkling or brilliant: a flashy performance[/ex] 2) ostentatious and tasteless; gaudy: flashy clothes[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85 flash′i•ly, adv. flash′i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 flashy — adjective /ˈflæʃi/ Showy; visually impressive, attention getting, or appealing. The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors …

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  • 15 flashy — adj. Flashy is used with these nouns: ↑graphics, ↑jewellery …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 flashy — adjective informal too big, bright, or expensive in a way that other people disapprove of: Marc always drove large flashy cars …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 flashy — adjective, informal a flashy outfit for the dance number Syn: ostentatious, flamboyant, showy, conspicuous, extravagant, expensive; vulgar, tasteless, brash, lurid, garish, loud, gaudy; informal snazzy, fancy, swanky, fl …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 flashy — [ˈflæʃi] adj very bright, fashionable, or expensive in a way that is intended to impress people a flashy car[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 flashy — adjective (flashier; est) Date: 1593 1. chiefly dialect lacking in substance or flavor ; insipid 2. momentarily dazzling 3. a. superficially attractive or impressive b. ostentatious or showy often beyond the bounds of good taste; especially… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 flashy — Synonyms and related words: Gongoresque, Johnsonian, ablaze, affected, aflame, bedizened, big sounding, blatant, blazing, blinding, brave, bravura, braw, brazen, burning, cheap, chichi, chintzy, convoluted, cosmetic, crude, daring, dashing,… …

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