Meaning of meretricious

mer•e•tri•cious

Pronunciation: (mer"i-trish'us), [key]
  1. alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
  2. based on pretense, deception, or insincerity.
  3. pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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