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  • a  like or relating to a prostitute
    meretricious relationships
  • s  tastelessly showy
    a meretricious yet stylish book
  • s  based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    meretricious praise
    a meretricious argument

  • In one excerpt cited in the book, Trink describes the women as "meretricious, avaricious, mendacious and bone lazy.
  • Today, the Journal devotes the top 40% of its op-ed page to a meretricious piece of crap by Fred Barnes about the great success of the Republican Party's effort to block President .
  • Plenty of nutballs go on television--as guests--and say all sorts of stupid, meretricious things.

  • Robert Fisk in Consortium News
    British journalist Robert Fisk called Pollack's book the "most meretricious contribution to this utterly fraudulent [war] 'debate' in the United States."
  • Richard Holbrooke in
    Holbrooke described the article as "bullshit, meretricious and wrong. I'll be very clear. We are not proposing an international high representative," he told journalists in Brussels.
  • Aneurin Bevan in Business Standard
    Bevan called "the so-called affluent society" ugly. "It is a meretricious society. Modern capitalism has not succeeded; it has failed."

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