Definition of Meretricious. Meaning of Meretricious. Synonyms of Meretricious

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Definition of Meretricious

Meretricious
Meretricious 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 both meretricious in his methods, yet effective in his results". In 2004, he starred as...
- well". She cuts the roses and puts them in vases, where they adorn her "meretricious vision of what makes for beauty" and begin to die. The roses in the vase...
- which was pla**** by Liszt with an avoidance of everything approaching to meretricious ornament and indeed scarcely any additions, except a multitude of ingeniously...
- critics proved hostile, with César Cui calling the symphony "routine" and "meretricious", both works were received with extreme enthusiasm by audiences and Tchaikovsky...
- storyline. Jonathan Foreman of the New York Post described the film as "meretricious fakery" and called it "so unrelenting in its mani****tive sentimentality...
- for soiled goods. Remarkably, he is as much himself in the cheerfully meretricious and the pretentiously serious. Such a career has no more pattern than...
- shame to dismiss it by simply calling it awful, which it is. How about meretricious? That's a big budget word for awful and the fellows responsible for this...
- Snakes 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...
- emotions rather than to the mind. It is used to describe "claptrap or meretricious attempts to catch po****r favor or applause." The longer form of the...
- not funny or dramatic enough. He wrote: Outnumbered was at its most meretricious. For every exchange between adult and child was hijacked by a cr**** sitcommy...
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