gimcrackery

[jim-krak-uh-ree]
noun
1.
cheap, showy, useless trifles, ornaments, trinkets, etc.
2.
obvious or contrived effects, especially in art, music, literature, etc.

Origin:
1770–80; gimcrack + -ery

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gimcrack (ˈdʒɪmˌkræk)
 
adj
1.  cheap; shoddy
 
n
2.  a cheap showy trifle or gadget
 
[C18: changed from C14 gibecrake little ornament, of unknown origin]
 
'gimcrackery
 
n

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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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