Definition of Meretriciously

1. Adverb. In a meretricious manner. "The boat is meretriciously decorated"

Exact synonyms: Flashily
Partainyms: Flashy, Meretricious



Definition of Meretriciously

1. Adverb. In a meretricious manner. ¹

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Definition of Meretriciously

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meretriciously

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mereses
meresman
meresmen
merest
merestead
meresteads
merestone
merestones
mereswine
mereswines
merethoxylline procaine
meretriciously (current term)
meretriciousness
merfather
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merganser
mergansers
merge
merge sort
merge sorts
mergeable
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mergee
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mergence

Literary usage of Meretriciously

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1. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1856)
"... as we have already said, they were replete with a voluptuous abandonment, and the charms of those lovely creatures were most meretriciously displayed. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1903)
"... bound in meretriciously decorated paper covers and bearing such titles as 'Chair en Folie,' 'Courtisanes des Salons,' 'Un Corps de Femme,' etc. ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1870)
"... doing something are not like pictures of meretriciously beautiful Saints standing to be adored. No one could worship a Saint of ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"... influence it beneficially or detrimentally (which everyone knows or professes to believe); (2) that this influence is being utilized meretriciously (as ..."

5. The Bookman (1908)
"Dr. Riley ascribes to Franklin's utilitarianism his exposure of Mesmer and of Mesmerism as practised so meretriciously in France. ..."

6. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"The errors of pseudo-simplicity and indefinite potentiality are meretriciously relieved of their real barrenly by the further error of ' verbal suggestion. ..."

7. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"... she decided that a place where her husband's family had lived ought not to stand forth meretriciously spangled and daubed, like a show-booth at a fair, ..."

8. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"Behind me tall Pera began to glitter meretriciously. The Greek barbers, I kne\v, were standing impudently before the doors of their little saloons, ..."

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