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Synonyms for meretriciousˌmɛr ɪˈtrɪʃ əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meretricious(adj)

    like or relating to a prostitute

    "meretricious relationships"

    gilded, flashy, tawdry, cheap, specious, tacky, flash, gimcrack, tatty, garish, brassy, trashy, loud, gaudy

    tasteful, sincere

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

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

    forte, crummy, brazen, brazen-faced, chintzy, ratty, audacious, specious, loud, punk, shabby, flashy, meretricious, jazzy, cheapjack, bodacious, inexpensive, tinny, bum, cheap, sleazy, trashy, brassy, insolent, gaudy, garish, tatty, shoddy, sporty, cheesy, tawdry, brasslike, moth-eaten, bald-faced, barefaced, gimcrack, chinchy, flash, showy, tacky, gilded, rubbishy

    sincere, tasteful

  3. gilded, meretricious, specious(adj)

    based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

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

    tawdry, flashy, garish, gilded, luxurious, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, aureate, trashy, golden, flash, spurious, sumptuous, loud, brassy, cheap, princely, specious, gold, grand, deluxe, tatty, gaudy, gilt, opulent

    sincere, tasteful


  1. meretricious(adjective)

    tatty, trashy, tawdry, tacky, gaudy, garish, flashy, cheap, gimcrack, brassy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meretricious(a.)

    of harlots

  2. meretricious(a.)

    libidinous, lustful

  3. meretricious(a.)

    deceitful (by false show), spurious, false, sham, make-believe, not genuine

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