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tawdry

taw·dry

tawdry

 
 
pronunciation:
taw dri
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: tawdrier, tawdriest
definition: falsely showy; cheap and gaudy.
The little girl admired this woman's dazzling necklaces and bracelets, but her mother thought they were tawdry.
synonyms:
garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tinsel
antonyms:
classy, elegant, magnificent
similar words:
cheap, chintzy, flashy, glitzy, loud, shoddy, showy, sleazy, tacky, tasteless
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derivations: tawdrily (adv.), tawdriness (n.)