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.
n 1: an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming
plausibility; "the speciousness of his argument" [syn: speciousness]
2: tasteless showiness [syn: flashiness, garishness, gaudiness,
loudness, brashness, tawdriness, glitz]