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1. meretricious

adjective. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing.

Synonyms

  • insincere
  • specious

Antonyms

  • valuable
  • ashamed
  • expensive

Etymology

  • meretricius (Latin)
  • meretrix (Latin)

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2. meretricious

adjective. tastelessly showy.

Synonyms

  • brassy
  • cheap
  • tatty
  • tacky
  • loud
  • flashy
  • gaudy
  • tawdry
  • tasteless
  • gimcrack
  • garish
  • flash

Antonyms

  • superior
  • generous
  • new
  • dry

Etymology

  • meretricius (Latin)
  • meretrix (Latin)

Sentences with meretricious


1. Adjective
A meretricious relationship is one where the couple has a stable relationship that is very much like a marriage, but where both partners understand that a lawful marriage contract does not exist.

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