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Definition of "flashy" []

  • Cheap and showy; gaudy. See Synonyms at gaudy1. (adjective)
  • Giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flashy" in a sentence
  • ""He is what I call a flashy liver," says Marshall."
  • "Younger drivers in flashy SUVs or sporty small cars are still ticket magnets, too."
  • "On the one hand, this gave the profession enough self-doubt to allow some of its brighter sons to start noodling around with the past, and to discover it was a fine thing; on the other hand, it gave us Frank Gehry, that dealer in flashy junk heaps, a sort of superficial Dinocretes writ larger than Vitruvius could have ever imagined."