Pronunciation of Tawdry
/tˈɔːdɹi/, /tˈɔːdɹi/, /t_ˈɔː_d_ɹ_i/
Synonyms for tawdry:
Other synonyms and related words:
shoddy, gilded, brummagem, insolent, shabby, fine, jazzy, cheap-jack, flashy, punk, poor, gimcrack, ratty, nickel-and-dime, forte, in poor taste, moth-eaten, tinsel, brassy, audacious, crummy, cheapjack, loud, rubbishy, brasslike, showy, meretricious, bargain-basement, cheapo, sporty, downscale, inferior, specious, deceptive, ornate, tatty, tinny, brazen-faced, tacky, cheesy, chinchy, misleading, inexpensive, flash, bum, bodacious, trashy, barefaced, jerry-built.
scandalous, profane, rude, shameless, boorish, barbaric, raw, rank, indelicate, undignified, earthy, coarse, obscene, ignoble, chintzy, glaring, in bad taste, philistine, low, clumsy, cheap, unrefined, ignominious, salty, ill-bred, unseemly, graceless, tactless, sordid, unbecoming, repulsive, cockney, barnyard, animal, outlandish, degraded, sleazy, crude, gross, depraved, inelegant, homespun, unpolished, base, rough, crass, brutish, tasteless, coarse-grained, offensive, revolting, colloquial, common, idiomatic, gaudy, brazen, broad, vulgar, garish.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for tawdry:
- For a moment, sick with horror and unutterable woe, she stood there alone against the tawdry curtain, as wide- eyed and white- faced as Tragedy's muse. - "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
- With a burning brow she sat down in the servants' hall, with stewards, and butlers, and cooks, and footmen, and valet de chambres, and ladies' maids of every degree, all dressed in tawdry finery, and assuming the most disgusting airs of self- importance. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- Earl's Court was a poor, tawdry, unsightly thing after that. - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.