meretricious

Part of speech: adverb

MERETRICIOUSLY.

Part of speech: noun

MERETRICIOUSNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Deceitfully or artificially attractive; vulgar and tawdry; wanton.

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Usage examples "meretricious":

  1. It is so beautiful that I'm dreadfully afraid it is meretricious. - "A Venetian June", Anna Fuller.
  2. I am pleased to meet you in this meretricious haunt of gaiety. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. They had observed that most tenor songs are of a suggestive and meretricious character. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.