chintzy

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chintz·y

 (chĭnt′sē)
adj. chintz·i·er, chintz·i·est
1. Of, relating to, or decorated with chintz.
2.
a. Gaudy; trashy: chintzy merchandise.
b. Stingy; miserly.

chintzy

(ˈtʃɪntsɪ)
adj, chintzier or chintziest
1. (Textiles) of, resembling, or covered with chintz
2. informal Brit typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in a country cottage

chintz•y

(ˈtʃɪnt si)

adj. chintz•i•er, chintz•i•est.
1. of, like, or decorated with chintz.
2. cheap or gaudy.
3. miserly.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chintzy - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality
2.chintzy - embarrassingly stingy
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

chintzy

adjective
Tastelessly showy:
Informal: tacky.
Translations

chintzy

[ˈtʃɪntsɪ] ADJ
1. [style] → coqueto
2. (US) (= poor-quality) → basto, ordinario

chintzy

adj (+er)schmuck; (pej)kitschig
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The premise might sound like the chintziest of gimmicks, but Morganelli composed a serious 74-minute work performed live by nine singers and a 26-piece orchestra while the film silently played behind them, singing from a libretto that retains much of the film's dialogue and synchronized with the actors' mouth movements.
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Over the last few months Mom had gone from shopping for classy silk blouses and wool dresses at Holt Renfrew to scouring the chintziest stores for short skirts and spandex shirts.