Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
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An Old Word That Has Acquired A Certain Contemporary Resonance

trumpery
ˈtrʌmp(ə)ri/<input ... >
archaic
noun

  1. 1.
    attractive articles of little value or use.
    "None of your woollen drapery, nor linen drapery, nor any of your frippery or trumpery. I hate ostentation"
    synonyms: trinkets, baubles, cheap finery, knick-knacks, ornaments, bibelots,gewgaws, gimcracks
    "tables piled with all sorts of trumpery"



adjective

  1. 1.
    showy but worthless.
    "trumpery jewellery

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