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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ish a.
 1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention. “The garish sun.” “A garish flag.” --Shak. In . . . garish colors.” --Asham. The garish day.” --J. H. Newman.
    Garish like the laughters of drunkenness.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. Gay to extravagance; flighty.
    It makes the mind loose and garish.   --South.
 -- Gar*ish*ly, adv. -- Gar*ish*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 garishness
      n 1: tasteless showiness [syn: flashiness, gaudiness, loudness,
            brashness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitz]
      2: strident color or excessive ornamentation [syn: gaudiness]