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Tawdry


TAW'DRY, adjective Very fine and showy in colors without taste or elegance; having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; as a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry colors.

He rails from morning to night at essenced fops and tawdry courtiers.

TAW'DRY, noun A slight ornament.