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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mer·e·tri·cious /ˌmɛrəˈtrɪʃəs/
 (a.)華麗而庸俗的,俗氣的,娼妓的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·e·tri·cious a.
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 meretricious
      adj 1: like or relating to a prostitute; "meretricious
             relationships"
      2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish
         colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a
         meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy,
          cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack,
          loud, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
      3: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and
         perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious
         praise"; "a meretricious argument" [syn: gilded, specious]