Synonyms of tinsel in English:


See definition of tinsel


1‘fairy lights and tinsel hung from the ceiling’


spangle, glitter, metallic yarn

rare clinquant

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

kitsch, tasteless

informal flash, flashy, over the top, OTT, glitzy, ritzy, swanky, splashy

North American informal superfly, bling-bling, dicty