Synonyms of meretricious in English:
meretricious or meritorious?Similar in form, these words are opposite in meaning. Meretricious is used of something with a superficial attractiveness that conceals its essential worthlessness ( the artist had been content to churn out meretricious souvenirs for tourists). Meritorious, on the other hand, means ‘deserving reward, worthy’ ( he received a medal for meritorious conduct).
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