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meretricious

mer·e·tri·cious

meretricious

 
pronunciation:
me rih trI shs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
Some chandeliers convey opulent elegance, while others can be as meretricious as disco balls.the meretricious charms of a Parisian nightclub
synonyms:
gaudy, tawdry
similar words:
cheap, chintzy, flashy, garish, glitzy, honky-tonk, loud, showy
definition 2: lacking truth or sincerity; deceptive; spurious.
a meretricious way of debatinga meretricious assertion
synonyms:
deceptive, spurious
similar words:
bogus, deceitful, false, fraudulent, shifty, shoddy, specious
derivations: meretriciously (adv.), meretriciousness (n.)