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Cheap vs. Tawdry

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Cheapnoun

(obsolete) Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

Tawdrynoun

(obsolete) Tawdry lace.

Cheapnoun

(obsolete) A market; marketplace.

Tawdrynoun

(obsolete) Anything gaudy and cheap; pretentious finery.

Cheapnoun

Price.

Tawdryadjective

(of clothing, appearance, etc.) Cheap and gaudy; showy.

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Cheapnoun

(obsolete) A low price; a bargain.

Tawdryadjective

(of character, behavior, situations, etc.) Unseemly, base, shameful.

Cheapnoun

Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.

Tawdryadjective

Bought at the festival of St. Audrey.

‘And gird in your waist,For more fineness, with a tawdry lace.’;

Cheapadjective

Low and/or reduced in price.

Tawdryadjective

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

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

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Cheapadjective

Of poor quality.

Tawdrynoun

A necklace of a rural fashion, bought at St. Audrey's fair; hence, a necklace in general.

‘Of which the Naiads and the blue Nereids makeThem tawdries for their necks.’;

Cheapadjective

Of little worth.

Tawdryadjective

tastelessly showy;

‘a flash car’; ‘a flashy ring’; ‘garish colors’; ‘a gaudy costume’; ‘loud sport shirts’; ‘a meretricious yet stylish book’; ‘tawdry ornaments’;

Cheapadjective

Underhand or unfair.

‘the cheap trick of hiding deadly lava under pushable blocks’;

Tawdryadjective

cheap and shoddy;

‘cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob’;

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Cheapadjective

Stingy; mean; excessively frugal.

‘Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.’;

Cheapadjective

(finance) Trading at a price level which is low relative to historical trends, a similar asset, or (for derivatives) a theoretical value.

‘The ETF is trading cheap to NAV right now; we can arb this by buying the ETF and selling the underlying constituents.’;

Cheapnoun

A bargain; a purchase; cheapness.

‘The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in Europe.’;

Cheapadjective

Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.

‘Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap.’;

Cheapadjective

Of comparatively small value; common; mean.

‘You grow cheap in every subject's eye.’;

Cheapadverb

Cheaply.

Cheapverb

To buy; to bargain.

Cheapadjective

relatively low in price or charging low prices;

‘it would have been cheap at twice the price’; ‘inexpensive family restaurants’;

Cheapadjective

tastelessly showy;

‘a flash car’; ‘a flashy ring’; ‘garish colors’; ‘a gaudy costume’; ‘loud sport shirts’; ‘a meretricious yet stylish book’; ‘tawdry ornaments’;

Cheapadjective

of very poor quality

Cheapadjective

embarrassingly stingy

Cheapadjective

low in price, especially in relation to similar items or services

‘local buses were reliable and cheap’;

Cheapadjective

charging low prices

‘a cheap restaurant’;

Cheapadjective

inexpensive because of inferior quality

‘cheap, shoddy goods’;

Cheapadjective

of little worth because achieved in a discreditable way requiring little effort

‘her moment of cheap triumph’;

Cheapadjective

deserving contempt

‘a cheap trick’;

Cheapadjective

miserly

‘she's too cheap to send me a postcard’;

Cheapadverb

at or for a low price

‘a house that was going cheap because of the war’;

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