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1. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy

tastelessly showy

Example Sentences:
'a flash car'
'a flashy ring'
'garish colors'
'a gaudy costume'
'loud sport shirts'
'a meretricious yet stylish book'
'tawdry ornaments'

2. cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry

cheap and shoddy

Example Sentences:
'cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjective -drier or -driest
cheap, showy, and of poor quality
tawdry jewellery

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈtawdrier or ˈtawdriest
cheap and showy; gaudy; sleazy

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adj. taw·dri·er, taw·dri·est
1. Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance. See Synonyms at garish.
2. Shameful or indecent: tawdry secrets.
Cheap and gaudy finery.

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