The few ornaments were new, and not at all dusty or dingy or tawdry.
The town was tawdry in its preparations--and knew it; but half sincere in its enthusiasm--and knew it.
The effect of this was certainly incongruous, not to say tawdry.
The fire was the really great adornment; all else was cheap, and some of it was tawdry.
The fire was the only adornment; all else was cheap, ...