|part of speech:
||falsely showy; cheap and gaudy.
The little girl admired this woman's dazzling necklaces and bracelets, but her mother thought they were tawdry.
- garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tinsel
- classy, elegant, magnificent
- similar words:
- cheap, chintzy, flashy, glitzy, loud, shoddy, showy, sleazy, tacky, tasteless
||glaring, vulgar, wild
||tawdrily (adv.), tawdriness (n.)