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  • Meretricious may be an appropriately long word to describe the overly flashy, and ultimately vacuous film's nature.

    Rabid Rewind: Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen

  • Meretricious may be an appropriately long word to describe the overly flashy, and ultimately vacuous film's nature.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • I think it stands for “Horrid and Meretricious,” at least when it comes ...

    February – 2010 – The Bleat.

  • I think it stands for “Horrid and Meretricious,” at least when it comes ...

    22 – February – 2010 – The Bleat.

  • "Meretricious prose whose pretense at arch sophistication has become a schlock art form, the written equivalent of a Leroy Neiman nude."

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Meretricious airs, and the whole science of wantonness, have then a more powerful stimulus than either appetite or vanity; and this remark gives force to the prevailing opinion, that with chastity all is lost that is respectable in woman.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • Meretricious ornaments and manners were necessary to attract his attention.

    Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

  • "Meretricious mental masturbation!" the Tolian concluded grandiosely.

    Bloodhype

  • "Meretricious mental masturbation!" the Tolian concluded grandiosely.

    Bloodhype

  • "Meretricious mental masturbation!" the Tolian concluded grandiosely.

    Bloodhype

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  • A false display of affection or attraction, like that of a prostitute. The root of the word in latin refers to a woman who earns money by prostitution.

    June 9, 2009