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Topic: COLOURS


garish

adjective
     
gar‧ish
CC very brightly coloured in a way that is unpleasant to look at [= brash; ≠ subtle]:
Many of the rugs are too garish for my taste.
garish colors
garishly adverb:
a garishly painted house
garishness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: colour WORD FOCUS: colour
a particular kind of colour: shade, hint, hue

words for describing dark colours: dark, deep, rich

words for describing light colours: light, pale, soft, pastel

words for describing bright colours: bright, brilliant, vivid, garish disapproving, gaudy disapproving

having a lot of colours: colourful, multicoloured British English/multicolored American English


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