meretricious


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like or relating to a prostitute

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based on pretense

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It is not only bad, it is damaging, meretricious, seedy and cynical" Broadcaster John Humphrys "I never planned to be an MP, I never made a decision to be an MP, but I got out there, it's great exercise.
Secret meetings or nights clandestinely spent together, even if often repeated, do not constitute such kind of cohabitation; they are merely meretricious.
She intelligently discusses deficiencies in meretricious Brasidas' "crusade" for the freedom of Athens' allies, Nikias' stumblings as Athenian politician and expeditionary commander, and Alkibiades' hopscotching pursuit of power among Athenians, Peloponnesians, and Persians.
Perhaps it would be a tool for charting what a well-lived life might look like, leaving aside the meretricious criteria of happiness or acclaim.
But, by that time, the damage had been done: the knowledgeable, experienced client had accepted three pieces of creative work, all of which turned out to be meretricious. And I suspect that, for the rest of his working life, this honourable man nursed a deep suspicion of creative people in general and of any creative work that seemed in any way unconventional.
If their staging of a meretricious, administrated world writes alienation as large as does Warhol's 1962-65 "Death and Disaster" series, the catalogue is closer in spirit to Warhol's use of photography as a social tool to picture the interesting and the famous.
An encore of Pierne's virtuosic Etude de Concert, flashy but not meretricious, was despatched with tremendous elan.
Secretly, I think both north and south would be satisfied at that -- refugees on both sides having suffered forty years of iniquitous mental cruelty at the hands of our meretricious politicians, whose inventories are unlimited.
He reproaches Nikolay Tcherepnin for writing silent-film music, for example, scoffing that the task was "hopelessly meretricious" and undertaken only for want of "any significant commissions" (p.
These days so many athletes in other sports--baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf--pursue with wrong-pointed passion the meretricious rewards of money, glory and power.
It showed it as a meretricious place, the home of the flash and the desperate.
He was a son of God-- a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that--and he must be about His Father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty.
In particular, Whitby attacked horrifi-cally "meretricious cartoons" that "exploit stereotypical characters".
Last week Jackanory creator Joy Whitby argued that children under five should not be left alone in front of the television, and that there were a "glutting amount" of "noisy, meretricious cartoons" that were of no benefit to children's development.