having a cheap and ugly appearance

morally low or bad

(source: Merriam-Webster)

This word was used in The Boston Photographs by Nora Ephron. The word is found in the sentence,”A tawdry way to sell newspapers.” From the sentences previous from this one, it was talking about what photographs were used/put in the newspaper. Using the certain photographs in the newspaper was a low/bad way to sell newspapers.

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