Garish vs Gorgeous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between garish and gorgeous
is that garish
is overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste while gorgeous
is (of a person or place) very beautiful.
Overly ostentatious; so colourful as to be in bad taste.
*:"My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
*2003 August 10, Ken Keeler, "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings", Futurama , season 5, episode 16, Fox Broadcasting Company
*:Leela: He gave me mechanical ears / Effective though just a bit garish .
(of a person or place) very beautiful.
- All the contest judges agreed that Brigitt was absolutely gorgeous .
(rare) Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.
- The sunsets in Hawaii are gorgeous .
- Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous .
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