meretricious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word meretricious
like a merit (meret) certificate.. flashy and attractive in a way.. but of no REAL value...
Meretricious = Mere + Tricious. 'Mere' means triffle or something less important.
its not Merit, its mere tric(k)
meretricious sounds like marriage or matrimony- clothes worn at marriage ceremonies are very flashy, gaudy
meretricious actually has no merit.
mere+precious it looks attractive but its merely precious.
If we get merit by using tricks, then it's only for display[He cant tell anything in interview]
His merit is suspicious