meretriciousness
noun see meretricious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • meretriciousness — mer e*tri cious*ness n. 1. an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility. Syn: speciousness. [WordNet 1.5] 2. tasteless showiness. Syn: flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, loudness, tawdriness, glitz. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meretriciousness — index bad faith Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Meretriciousness — Meretricious Mer e*tri cious, a. [L. meretricius, from meretrix, icis, a prostitute, lit., one who earns money, i. e., by prostitution, fr. merere to earn, gain. See {Merit}.] 1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with harlots;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meretriciousness — See meretriciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • meretriciousness — noun The property of being meretricious …   Wiktionary

  • meretriciousness — merɪ trɪʃəsnɪs n. wantonness, lewdness; cheapness, loudness; deception; gaudiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meretriciousness — mer·e·tri·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • meretriciousness — noun 1. an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility the speciousness of his argument • Syn: ↑speciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑meretricious, ↑specious (for: ↑speciousness) …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

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