1. Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
2. Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as, meretricious dress or ornaments.
-- Mer*e*tri*cious*ly, adv. -- Mer*e*tri*cious*ness, n.
adv : in a meretricious manner; "the boat is meretriciously
decorated" [syn: flashily]