(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. flashy (see ostentation, vulgarity); sonorous (see loudness). Ant., soft; restrained.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having volume of sound]
Syn. deafening, ringing, ear-rending, ear-piercing, ear-splitting, booming, fulminating, intense, resounding, piercing, high-sounding, trumpet-toned, blaring, sonorous, resonant, crashing, deep, full, powerful, emphatic, vehement, thundering, heavy, big, deep-toned, full-tongued, roaring, strident, enough to wake the dead*; see also shrill .
Ant. soft*, faint, feeble.
2. [Producing loud sounds]
Syn. clamorous, noisy, uproarious, blatant, vociferous, stentorian, bombastic, turbulent, tumultuous, blustering, clarion-voiced, lusty, loud-voiced, boisterous, obstreperous, rambunctious, cacophonous, raucous, loud-tongued; see also harsh 1 .
Ant. quiet*, soft-voiced, calm.
3. [*Lacking manners and refinement]
Syn. loud-mouthed, brash, offensive; see rude 2 , vulgar 1 .
4. [*Flashy, used of colors or taste in color ]
Syn. garish, flashy, gaudy; see ornate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. blaring earsplitting, deafening, piercing, thundering, booming, stentorian, intense, clamorous, noisy, vociferous, *enough to wake the dead, powerful, roaring, cacophonous.
2. gaudy flashy, garish, blinding, splashy, ostentatious, vivid, cheap.
ANT.: 1. quiet, low, soft, silent. 2. tasteful, understated
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound: blaring, deafening, earsplitting, roaring, stentorian. See SOUNDS. 2. Tastelessly showy: brummagem, chintzy, flashy, garish, gaudy, glaring, meretricious, tawdry, tinsel. Informal: tacky2. See STYLE.

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