Antonyms of adj meretricious

2 of 3 senses of meretricious

Sense 2
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy -- (tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments")

INDIRECT (VIA tasteless) -> tasteful -- (having or showing or conforming to good taste)

Sense 3
gilded, meretricious, specious -- (based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument")

INDIRECT (VIA insincere) -> sincere -- (open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship")

Similarity of adj meretricious

3 senses of meretricious

Sense 1
meretricious -- (like or relating to a prostitute; "meretricious relationships")

Sense 2
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy -- (tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments")
       => tasteless (vs. tasteful) -- (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

Sense 3
gilded, meretricious, specious -- (based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument")
       => insincere (vs. sincere) -- (lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere")

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