trashiness


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trash·y

 (trăsh′ē)
adj. trash·i·er, trash·i·est
1. Resembling or containing trash; cheap or worthless: trashy merchandise.
2. In very poor taste or of very poor quality: "There was a special pathos ... within ... her trashy tales" (James Wolcott).

trash′i·ly adv.
trash′i·ness n.
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Noun1.trashiness - the quality of being cheaply imitative of something bettertrashiness - the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
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I think -- and I might be wrong, because this is pure conjecture -- that its trashiness might actually be sort of deliberate.
The lowbrow show itself often was not, revelling in trashiness and toilet humour that made it "a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up," Ms Markle told Esquire magazine in 2013.
The move got some belly laughs from the audience, which was perhaps okay in that scene, but when they repeated the same slapstick embrace in Act III, its trashiness overshadowed the beauty of Rodolfo (tenor Jason Slayden singing with a honeyed warmth that needed just a little more obvious commitment) and Mimi deciding to stay together until spring.
And, neither is the "trashiness" of popularized images new.
Observe that whenever he ventures to speak of spiritual (i.e., intellectual) values--of the things he personally loves or admires--one is shocked by the triteness, the vulgarity, the borrowed trashiness of what comes out of him....
The whole thing is rubbish and the filmmakers even fail to exploit the project's inherent trashiness. Monstrous.
Fatally, the filmmakers are too lacking in awareness to exploit the trashiness and give us a daft-but-fun kitsch-athon.
Fatally, the filmmakers failed to exploit the inherent trashiness and give us a daft-but-fun kitsch-athon.
Inside Madeleine is an honest and urgent collection, one that examines girlhood, a yearning to move beyond Midwestern trashiness, domesticity all grown up and in the very real of the contemporary.
"It seems like more people are focusing on the trashiness or the dancing, the clothes.
The first was a charge about the general trashiness, speed of the line and grubby money-making outlook common in commercial television, which led to this kind of borrowing.