1. [syn: meretriciously, flashily]
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2 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Meretricious \Mer`e*tri"cious\, a. [L. meretricius, from
meretrix, -icis, a prostitute, lit., one who earns money, i.
e., by prostitution, fr. merere to earn, gain. See Merit.]
1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with
harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show;
gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as,
meretricious dress or ornaments.
3. Deceptive or based on deception; seeming plausible, but
based on pretense or insincerity; deceptive; misleading;
insincere; specious; as, meretricious arguments.
[PJC] -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a meretricious manner; "the boat is meretriciously
decorated" [syn: meretriciously, flashily]