Circussy is one of those fun, useful, easily-understood words that you might be tempted to dismiss as made-up. "That's not a real word. Is it?"
Like it sounds, something circussy reminds you of a circus because, whether or not it involves actual clowns, animals, and/or acrobatics, it's full of color, movement, showiness, and spectacle, as if it's being staged for our entertainment.
The music video for Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" is deliberately circussy, with its neon kaleidoscope of confetti, streamers, and Silly String.
Explain the meaning of "circussy" without saying "tacky" or "Come one! Come all!"
Fill in the blanks: "_____ (is or are) too circussy for my taste; I'd rather they tone down the _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. One opposite of CIRCUSSY is
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