Meretricious in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Meretricious

tastelessly showy; attractive on the surface but having in reality no value or substance; falsely alluring

Examples of Meretricious in a sentence

Because of Christie’s meretricious style of dressing, she has often been mistaken for a prostitute and has received a number of indecent proposals. 🔊

If my mother-in-law didn’t decorate her house with so many meretricious knickknacks, it would be a more comfortable place to visit.  🔊

Adding those flamboyant earrings to such a colorful skirt gives your entire outfit a meretricious effect. 🔊

This writer usually writes with such a meretricious style that his books are only published in paperback.  🔊

Buying that flashy sports car was just his meretricious way of showing his ex-wife that he was doing fine without her.  🔊

As the editor of a prestigious fashion magazine, Claudia will fire any staff members who dress or behave in a meretricious way.  🔊

Even though the lyrics of his new song have a meretricious crudeness, the melody is haunting enough to attract a lot of listeners.  🔊

Compared to the clean, straightforward prose of his earlier works, this author’s new style of using excessive profanity and sexual imagery is just a lot of meretricious garbage.  🔊

I can tell you about the gossip I heard today, but we’d better leave the meretricious details for after the kids have gone to bed.  🔊

As the aging actress became desperate for any kind of work, she began to accept parts in some of the meretricious B movies she had previously rejected.  🔊

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