I couldn’t think of the German word. Instead I used this word to describe what I was trying to say:

ADJECTIVE: Tastelessly showy: brummagem, chintzy, flashy, gaudy, glaring, loud, meretricious, tawdry, tinsel. Informal : tacky
Source: garish. Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.

and surprised myself what vocab is hidden in the back of my head.

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