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tinsel

noun

1 tinsel

A showy decoration that is basically valueless.

Roget 851: vulgarity, vulgarism; barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism; mauvis gout [Fr.], bad taste; gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact; ill-breeding etc. (discourtesy) 895.    ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Dutch: tierelantijn



2 tinsel

A thread with glittering metal foil attached.

Dutch: engelenhaar

verb

1 tinsel

Impart a cheap brightness to.

2 tinsel

Adorn with tinsel.

3 tinsel

Interweave with tinsel.


adjective

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: affected, apocryphal, apparent, artificial, assumed, bastard, bead, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle, blatant, blink, blinking, bogus, bravery, brazen, brummagem, cheat, chiffon, chintzy ... show more.

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