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Adjective: meretricious  ,me-ri'tri-shus
  1. Tastelessly showy
    "a meretricious yet stylish book";
    - brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
     
  2. Based on pretence; deceptively pleasing
    "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument";
    - gilded, specious
     
  3. [archaic] Like or relating to a prostitute
    "meretricious relationships"

See also: insincere, tasteless

Encyclopedia: Meretricious