Tawdriness
Tawdriness Taw"dri*ness, n. Quality or state of being tawdry. [1913 Webster]

A clumsy person makes his ungracefulness more ungraceful by tawdriness of dress. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]


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  • tawdriness — tawdry ► ADJECTIVE (tawdrier, tawdriest) 1) showy but cheap and of poor quality. 2) sordid; sleazy. DERIVATIVES tawdriness noun. ORIGIN short for tawdry lace, a fine silk lace or ribbon, contraction of St Audrey s lace: Audrey was the patron… …   English terms dictionary

  • tawdriness — noun see tawdry I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tawdriness — See tawdrily. * * * …   Universalium

  • tawdriness — noun The property of being tawdry …   Wiktionary

  • tawdriness — taw·dri·ness || tɔːdrɪnɪs n. lack of taste; cheap decoration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tawdriness — taw·dri·ness …   English syllables

  • tawdriness — See: tawdry …   English dictionary

  • tawdriness — noun tasteless showiness • Syn: ↑flashiness, ↑garishness, ↑gaudiness, ↑loudness, ↑brashness, ↑meretriciousness, ↑glitz • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • brashness — noun 1. tasteless showiness • Syn: ↑flashiness, ↑garishness, ↑gaudiness, ↑loudness, ↑meretriciousness, ↑tawdriness, ↑glitz • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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