Synonyms for meretricious

Synonyms for (adjective) meretricious

Synonyms: gilded, meretricious, specious

Definition: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

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

Similar words: insincere

Definition: lacking sincerity

Usage: a charming but thoroughly insincere woman; their praise was extravagant and insincere


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: tasteless

Definition: lacking aesthetic or social taste