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gimcrackery

[jim-krak-uh-ree] /ˈdʒɪmˌkræk ə ri/
noun
1.
cheap, showy, useless trifles, ornaments, trinkets, etc.
2.
obvious or contrived effects, especially in art, music, literature, etc.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; gimcrack + -ery
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  • Many of the film's special effects smack of gimcrackery.
  • It was only in the sidelong glance that gimcrackery was fun.

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