Definition of meretriciousness in English:



  • See meretricious

    • ‘In the take-over of Labour by meretriciousness, its nonconformist traditions, rooted in the world of work, in mutual aid and self-improvement have largely gone.’
    • ‘But then to place it on a disc and ask people to pay money for it just bursts the bounds of meretriciousness.’
    • ‘Slim people can put on weight again, but meretriciousness cannot be rooted out.’
    • ‘For this, surely, is an age of celebrity, of style over substance, meretriciousness over content, mediocrity over intellectualism.’
    • ‘Its walls were festooned with the products of meretriciousness, pseudo-intellectuality and fraud.’