gimcrackery


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Synonyms for gimcrackery

ornamental objects of no great value

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As if the price of gas weren't high enough, Americans experienced new pain at the pumps this week as they watched the presidential candidates engage in gas-tax gimcrackery and gas-pump grandstanding aimed at squeezing out a few more votes per mile.
Not even Wall Drug was as good, where a pharmacy souvenir stand had sprawled and spread to Jurassic proportions, swallowing a town whole and offering to the visitor every piece of Indian and cowboy and pioneer and wildlife and mineral gimcrackery that had ever seduced a ten-year-old boy.
I am reminded of this piece of souvenir shop gimcrackery whenever I think of the little narrative that follows, the key scene of which takes places in this very office--although I was not, myself, present on that occasion.
Along with outright falsity, remarks James MacKillop, the sins attributed to The Quiet Man include "sentimentalism, condescension, cliche and gimcrackery.
Rightly or wrongly, Clancy's longstanding appeal is grounded in the perception that he's technically accurate when describing military hardware and other techno-wizard gimcrackery.