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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Attractive on the surface but of little value.

Usage examples (37)
  • At first I thought the ideas in the speech were great, but then I looked into them and found them to be meretricious and unworkable.
  • meretricious relationships
  • Also in the Telegraph, David Selbourne wields the bludgeon with tremendous style, although I'm going to have to look up 'meretricious'.
  • The cascade of the Trocad√©ro has nothing meretricious about it. for more
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