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Word of the Day, 4/20/11

Posted by ccasc on April 19, 2011

Garish

[gair-ish, gar-] (adj.) crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate.

*perhaps from the Old Norse gaurr, meaning “rough fellow”

“Hide me from day’s garish eye / While the bee with honied thigh / That at her flowery work doth sing.”

~John Milton

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