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Tawdriness   Listen
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Tawdriness  n.  Quality or state of being tawdry. "A clumsy person makes his ungracefulness more ungraceful by tawdriness of dress."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Tawdriness" Quotes from Famous Books



... walls; a few temples in varying stages of magnificence, tawdriness and decay; the remains of sewers which, built of solid blocks of stone and large enough to admit a donkey, show that formerly a scheme of drainage and sanitation existed although to-day there is nothing of the kind; an insignificant ...
— Life and sport in China - Second Edition • Oliver G. Ready

... were many of Madame's methods which might be improved; and when Gabriella passed through the ivory and gold doorway into the street, she had convinced herself that she was preminently designed by Nature to undertake the necessary work of improvement. The tawdriness she particularly disliked—the trashy gold and ivory of the decorations, the artificial rose-bushes from which the dust was never removed, the sumptuous velvet carpets which were not taken up ...
— Life and Gabriella - The Story of a Woman's Courage • Ellen Glasgow



Words linked to "Tawdriness" :   glitz, brashness, flashiness, meretriciousness, gaudiness, loudness, tawdry



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