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Definition of Meretricious
MeretriciousMeretricious Mer`e*tri"cious, a. [L. meretricius, from
meretrix, -icis, a prostitute, lit., one who earns money, i.
e., by prostitution, fr. merere to earn, gain. See Merit.]
1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with
harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show;
gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as,
meretricious dress or ornaments. -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ly,
adv. -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ness, n.
Meaning of Meretricious from wikipedia
- Michael Billington
wrote: "Stephen Campbell Moore makes Irwin
in his methods, yet effective
in his results". In 2004, he starred
- critics proved
hostile, with César Cui calling
"routine" and "meretricious
", both works
with extreme enthusiasm
- well". She cuts the roses
and puts them in vases, where
her "meretricious vision
of what makes
for beauty" and begin
to die. The roses
in the vase...
- Artistically, the films
in question range
from the majestic
to the meretricious
. Independent financing
has set truly imaginative directors
was pla**** by Liszt
of everything approaching meretricious ornament
and indeed scarcely
any additions, except
on a Plane would
be – this is it! By any sane cinematic
standards, meretricious trash
... but thrown
at you with such good-humoured glee that it's hard...
- storyline. Jonathan Foreman
of the New York Post described
the film as "meretricious
fakery" and called
it "so unrelenting
in its mani****tive sentimentality...
- as an artist quietly
and very well. He has disdained superficial
effects. He has been his own most unsparing
critic." In 2015 WorldCat...
in any respect, and Kennedy calls attempts
to give the work "a meretricious
programme ... a poor compliment
to its musical vitality
it by simply calling
it awful, which
it is. How about meretricious
? That's a big budget
word for awful
and the fellows responsible
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