Definition of flashy in English:



  • Ostentatiously attractive or impressive.

    ‘he always had a flashy car’
    • ‘Parents and children watch as people compete for big bucks, expensive holidays and flashy cars.’
    • ‘The flashy car belonged to the most annoying person in the world if Lillian had any vote.’
    • ‘They like flashy hotels and fast cars and male-middle-age-crisis motor bikes.’
    • ‘I have seen some young beggars with expensive flashy running shoes, with a quality brand name.’
    • ‘Kimm is a Norwegian photographer with a flashy site and good taste in cars.’
    • ‘There was a mean landlord who wore flashy clothes and banged on the door when the rent was due.’
    • ‘Trucks have another advantage over flashy cars: you can customise them more easily.’
    • ‘You know the type, the hideous old men who buy flashy cars and date women half their age?’
    • ‘He is unassuming and quietly controlled, anything but flashy or extravagant.’
    • ‘We are saving only for short to medium term goals, such as purchasing a flashy car.’
    • ‘So we go to some flashy restaurant, about six of us, and over desert, I ask him how many Vice Presidents there are.’
    • ‘He had a job, a flashy car and the money to impress a young girl.’
    • ‘It wasn't mind-blowing but it was nice to know that not everyone in the city owned a flashy car.’
    • ‘She barely noticed a flashy sports car almost run them over, until Eddie lunged forward and grabbed her body away.’
    • ‘It came into being in the 1990s, when every hip-hop video was full of flashy cars and gold jewellery.’
    • ‘There's kudos in finding a great fashion look at a modest price and without the obvious pointer of a flashy designer label.’
    • ‘Everything is loud, flashy and lacking depth in the city, more sedate and interesting in the countryside.’
    • ‘It wasn't the most flashy win but I thought we deserved it on the run of play.’
    • ‘Henry's flashy gold outfit was impressive but the best bit were his golden boots.’
    • ‘So next time you see a friend with a flashy car, go easy on those wild assumptions about lottery wins.’
    ostentatious, showy, bold, flamboyant, conspicuous, obtrusive, extravagant, expensive, pretentious
    vulgar, tasteless, in bad taste, in poor taste, tawdry, brash, lurid, garish, loud, gaudy, crude, trashy
    snazzy, nifty, fancy, swanky, flash, jazzy, glitzy, ritzy, tacky, fancy-pants, naff, kitsch, brummagem
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