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brummagem, cheap, cheap-jack     (informal)   flashy, gaudy, gimcrack, glittering, meretricious, naff     (Brit. slang)   plastic     (slang)   raffish, showy, tacky     (informal)   tasteless, tatty, tinsel, tinselly, vulgar  
   elegant, graceful, plain, refined, simple, stylish, tasteful, unflashy, unostentatious, well-tailored  
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  ( tawdrier    comparative)   ( tawdriest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe something such as clothes or decorations as tawdry, you mean that they are cheap and show a lack of taste.   (=tacky)  
...tawdry jewellery.     
2       adj   If you describe something such as a story or an event as tawdry, you mean that it is unpleasant or immoral.  
usu ADJ n  
...the yawning gulf between her fantasies and the tawdry reality.     

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tardy, tarry, toady, tragedy

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