Definitions for meretricious

Definitions for (adj) meretricious

Main entry: gilded, meretricious, specious

Definition: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

Usage: the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility; meretricious praise; a meretricious argument

Main entry: meretricious, loud, cheap, brassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy, gimcrack

Definition: tastelessly showy

Usage: a flash car; a flashy ring; garish colors; a gaudy costume; loud sport shirts; a meretricious yet stylish book; tawdry ornaments

Main entry: meretricious

Definition: like or relating to a prostitute

Usage: meretricious relationships

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