1. in poor taste; cheap; vulgar

1st Sample Sentence

1. I was surprised that such a cultured man should have such tawdry d├ęcor in his house.

2nd Meaning

2. reflecting a lack of decency, good manners or culture

2nd Sample Sentence

2. When the philosopher came to our university to give a lecture, the university president couldn't even be bothered to meet him, and I was ashamed that such a great man should be treated in such a tawdry way.


Tawdry sounds like Laundry -> clothes -> gaudy/showy/cheaply shining clothes tawdry sounds like rowdy. a cheap person indeed!!

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