Definition of tawdriness in English:



  • See tawdry

    • ‘For, whatever the Age's tawdriness and corruption, Hamlet shares that Age's unique magnificence, in considerable part a product of aesthetic greediness.’
    • ‘Indeed, the Gilded Age involved far more than gilt, tawdriness, and corruption.’
    • ‘To say nothing of the undocumented - and maybe undocumentable - tawdriness and sordidness that lay ahead.’
    • ‘But I don't think tawdriness defines an interesting life.’
    • ‘The sordid prostituting of the Playboy bunnies underscores the tawdriness of so many of the ‘entertainments’ devised for the troops.’