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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtawdrytaw‧dry /ˈtɔːdri $ ˈtɒː-/ adjective  1 CHEAPcheaply and badly made tawdry jewellery and fake furs2 showing low moral standards a tawdry tale of lies and deceptiontawdriness noun [uncountable]
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tawdryHis apartment was a tasteful disappointment, clashing with his tawdry appearance.The place was all tawdry bars, dance-halls and flop-houses that were also houses of assignation.Their known, nearly identical faces, slid by in a wave of tawdry dinner jackets, sequinned old lace.A clothes-line hangs between two high windows, hovering above like a tawdry hammock from the sky.tawdry jewelryIt seems a tawdry nightmare, looking back.The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.a tawdry scandalEverywhere you looked in this hour-long special, there was some tawdry scene being enacted.
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