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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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chintzy

adjective
Tastelessly showy:
Informal: tacky.
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Translations

chintzy

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

adj (+er)schmuck; (pej)kitschig
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References in periodicals archive ?
The systematic deceit and imaginative greed--the sheer chintziness of personal finagling for more loot--go well beyond the darkest hunches harbored by resident skeptics like myself.
Were there problems with city tax structures that made their apparent chintziness understandable?
With a cast of five, draperies for a set and props and costumes of unpretending chintziness, Songs has nothing to fall back on (at least for those unable to appreciate the Yiddish verse of Itsik Manger, which is the source of the lyrics) except the lilt of Rosalie Gerut's musical settings.