One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘fairy lights and tinsel hung from the ceiling’
spangle, glitter, metallic yarn
2‘his taste for the tinsel of the art world’
ostentation, showiness, show, showing off, ostentatiousness, pretentiousness, pretension, vulgarity, conspicuousness, obtrusiveness, display, flamboyance, gaudiness, garishness, tawdriness, meretriciousness, brashness, loudness, extravagance, ornateness, theatricality
kitschness, affectation, bad taste, tastelessness, self-advertisement, exhibitionism, flaunting
informal flashiness, flash, flashness, glitz, glitziness, ritziness, swankiness, swank, splashiness
1‘Hollywood and its tinsel stardom’
ostentatious, pretentious, showy, conspicuous, obtrusive, flamboyant, gaudy, garish, tawdry, meretricious, trashy, brash, vulgar, loud, extravagant, fancy, ornate, affected, theatrical, overdone, over-elaborate
informal flash, flashy, over the top, OTT, glitzy, ritzy, swanky, splashy
North American informal superfly, bling-bling, dicty
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