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synonyms for meretricious

  • blatant
  • bogus
  • brazen
  • chintzy
  • counterfeit
  • garish
  • glaring
  • insincere
  • loud
  • misleading
  • ornate
  • phony
  • plastic
  • put-on
  • sham
  • showy
  • spurious
  • superficial
  • tawdry
  • tinsel
  • trashy
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antonyms for meretricious

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  • genuine
  • real
  • undecorated
  • unembellished
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How to use meretricious in a sentence

Then the mask is taken off, meretricious ornaments are dispensed with, and consequently native qualities appear.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
But to-night her now hateful, meretricious image rose, with horrid vividness, before him.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
As in everything that Seguin has painted, there was undoubtedly a certain meretricious beauty and force about it.
BABYLON, VOLUME 2 (OF 3)GRANT ALLEN
A pintura de la Feria became a term in Spain for a meretricious picture.
THE STORY OF SEVILLEWALTER M. GALLICHAN
The people are already beginning to distinguish between the wholesome and the meretricious in their newspapers.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
The interior is dark and solemn, with much less gilding and meretricious ornament than is usual in Roman churches.
ROMAN MOSAICSHUGH MACMILLAN
He was the idol of his day, but his meretricious art was the subject of very pungent criticism from the not very austere Diderot.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
Meretricious coloring and gaudy ornament succeeded the refinement and restraint of the earlier days and so the art perished.
THE POTTER'S CRAFTCHARLES F. BINNS
Are not the people being educated in the use of and belief in machine-made ornament and meretricious display?
THE POTTER'S CRAFTCHARLES F. BINNS
I'm afraid writers are apt to use stock phrases in the same meretricious fashion.
GREENWICH VILLAGEANNA ALICE CHAPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MERETRICIOUS

  • assumed
  • contrived
  • false
  • feigned
  • forced
  • hollow
  • insincere
  • labored
  • mannered
  • meretricious
  • phony
  • put-on
  • spurious
  • theatrical
  • unnatural
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.