Definition of meretricious:
inexpensive, trashy, glaring, brazen, jazzy, brassy, brasslike, brazen-faced, tatty, gaudy, style, sleazy, crummy, gimcrack, sporty, grand, pretentious, tacky, princely, barefaced, loud, shabby, moth-eaten, brummagem, tawdry, audacious, chinchy, punk, flash, flashy, shoddy, chintzy, cheap, insolent, bodacious, rubbishy, cheesy, gilded, bald-faced, insincere, aureate, spurious, tasteless, ornate, showy, forte, gold, cheapjack, tinsel, sumptuous, specious, in poor taste, golden, deluxe, opulent, luxurious, bum, garish, tinny, ratty, gilt.
- "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
- "A Text-Book of the History of Painting", John C. Van Dyke.
He has crowded the exterior, as well as the rooms, with a thousand additions of a meretricious character which detract very much from the charm of the fine old inn and defeat the owner's object, that of making it attractive on account of its age and associations.- "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.