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meretricious meaning and definition

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Definition of meretricious (adjective)

  1. like or relating to a prostitute
    • "meretricious relationships"
  2. tastelessly showy
  3. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    • "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"
    • synonyms: gilded, specious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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