meretriciousness meretriciousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
  2. (n) tasteless showiness

Usage(s):

  1. Reading it becomes a suspenseful exercise in disbelief, in which the reader is sustained, as well as stunned, by Cain's inexhaustible capacity for compounding meretriciousness.
  2. He has stormed at pretension and what he considers meretriciousness or bad taste.
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/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /