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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Meretriciousness (0.02195 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Meretriciousness.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: meretriciousness meretriciousness n 1: an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility; “the speciousness of his argument” [syn: speciousness] 2: tasteless showiness [syn: flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, loudness, brashness, tawdriness, glitz]
English → English (gcide) Definition: 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; lustful; as, meretricious traffic. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as, meretricious dress or ornaments. [1913 Webster] 3. Deceptive or based on deception; seeming plausible, but based on pretense or insincerity; deceptive; misleading; insincere; specious; as, meretricious arguments. [PJC] -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ly, adv. -- Mer`e*tri"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

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