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Definition of meretricious:

  1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
  2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as, meretricious dress or ornaments.


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.

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