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Regarded as useless or of little value.
poor-quality, second-rate, third-rate, substandard, low-grade, inferior, common, vulgar, shoddy, trashy, rubbishy, tawdry, tinny, brassy, worthless, meretricious, cheap and nasty, cheapjack, gimcrack, brummagem, pinchbeckView synonyms
- ‘He will draw figures in a clumsy way and make use of the cheap look of junky illustration while at the same time handling other elements, such as watercolor, elegantly.’
- ‘Pairing a prized picture with a cheap and junky frame not only cheapens the picture but also the entire room.’
- ‘How do food companies entice us to buy junky foods?’
- ‘Instead, it was junky short pass incomplete on second down, junky short pass incomplete on third down.’
- ‘But (surprise-surprise) many vegetarians don't eat enough of these foods either, instead filling up on junky foods like French fries and glazed donuts.’
- ‘Get a head-start on your cleaning by getting rid of your old, junky cosmetics and replacing them with fresh, new hues.’
- ‘It screams for junky take-out food and things that contain healthy amounts of bacon.’
- ‘On television, we've been able to flood the market with more junky old shows than ever.’
- ‘They're surrounded by fast-food outlets in schools, soda and candy machines, and junky snacks in classrooms and at parties, parades, holiday celebrations, and just about everywhere else.’
- ‘Ben Brown was almost in tears because he's so angry that people are just shooting off little junky items instead of really putting in the devotion the web deserves.’
- ‘I have it on good authority that nearby New Zealand house exists a mythical store called the New Zealand shop which serves up all manner of junky treats from those particular far off shores.’
- ‘Are we becoming one big junky food - consuming society?’
- variant spelling of junkie
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