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meretricious

Pronunciation: /ˌmerəˈtrɪʃəs; ˌmerɪˈtrɪʃəs/

Translation of meretricious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [style] ampuloso, rimbombante; [argument] engañoso, especioso [formal]
    Example sentences
    • There's something cheap about this sort of fake wisdom, something tawdry, meretricious, something… what's the word I'm looking for?
    • In stark contrast to the Dome, which symbolises all that is trashy and meretricious in contemporary Britain, the Great Exhibition was the wonder of its age, a living expression of the country's growing majesty.
    • This movie is quite a box of tricks, and director Alan Parker has turned the handle at the side and cranked out two hours' worth of flashy, meretricious and deeply silly nonsense.

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