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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gaudy \Gaud"y\, a. [Compar. Gaudier; superl. Gauidiest.] 1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious. [1913 Webster] Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Gay; merry; festal. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Let's have one other gaudy night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]