There is a tawdriness about them all, something artificial and unreal.
In England she had borrowed the untidiness and tawdriness that degrade the English poor.
In the midst of all the tawdriness she was a still and sacred figure—a Madonna with a child.
In spite of the gilded sea-horses and chariot, there is no tawdriness here; all is bold, splendid, and imposing.
Hence the tawdriness which is justly alleged against much Italian literature.
The picturesque old fought a brave battle with the tinsel and tawdriness of the new.
To us it seems to bear a nearer affinity to the tawdriness of poverty, or the spasms and convulsions of weakness.
I won in that moment an impression of the tawdriness of mere beauty which I have never gotten over.
The first impression which one receives upon entering the inner precincts of the kraton is of tawdriness and dilapidation.
Hygiene has not passed within the Mellah's walls, but a certain amount of Western tawdriness has.