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meretricious

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] meretrīcius < meretrīx (harlot, prostitute)

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Adjective

meretricious (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
meretricious

Comparative
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  1. Of, or relating to prostitutes or prostitution.
  2. (hence) tastelessly gaudy, making a false show of being attractive.

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