There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
Teach her to appreciate material and she will always prefer quality to gaudiness.
Then there were splendid liveries, and all manner of gaudiness, not without some taste.
Shabby and tarnished as we were, the language of our hand-bills made up in gaudiness for the dingy reality.
gaudiness, after all, defeats its own purpose, for it expresses a certain vulgarity.
Joseph caressed his nose, a nose which for gaudiness could vie with any floral display.
He achieves effects in gaudiness which even time Italian officer cannot equal.
The faade is gorgeous yet elegant, of a gaudiness that in this brilliant city of golden sunshine and white walls is not obtrusive.
There was not a sign of gaudiness about her; not a ring, a necklace, or a bracelet.
In thy apparel avoid singularity, profuseness, and gaudiness.
"showy, tastelessly rich," 1580s, probably ultimately from Middle English gaudi "large, ornamental bead in a rosary" (early 14c.); but there is a parallel sense of gaudy as "full of trickery" (1520s), from Middle English gaud "deception, trick," from gaudi "a jest, trick," possibly from Anglo-French gaudir "be merry, scoff," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Alternative etymology of the adjective is from Middle English gaudegrene "yellowish-green" (early 14c.), originally "green dye" obtained from a plant formerly known as weld, from a Germanic source (see weld (n.)), which became gaude in Old French. The English term supposedly shifted sense from "weld-dye" to "bright." As a noun, "feast, festival" 1650s, from gaudy day "day of rejoicing" (1560s).