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Cheap and of poor quality - thesaurus

Synonyms

cheap

adjective

not expensive and not of good quality

tawdry

adjective

cheap and of bad quality

tacky

adjective

informal used about something that looks cheap and of poor quality or something that shows bad taste

downmarket

adjective

cheap, or of low quality

trashy

adjective

informal something that is trashy is very badly made or of very bad quality

cheapjack

adjective

not expensive or valuable

gimcrack

adjective

gimcrack objects appear attractive and expensive, but are in fact badly made and of little value

jerry-built

adjective

built very quickly and with as little money as possible, and therefore not of good quality

bargain basement

noun

informal used about things that are cheap or of low quality, or about the attitude of people who do not like to spend money

cheap and nasty

unattractive, not expensive, and of very bad quality

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cheap

adjective

not considered important or valuable

cheapo

adjective

informal extremely cheap and not of good quality

nickel-and-dime

adjective

Americaninformal cheap and unimportant

tinny

adjective

tinny objects are made from thin metal of bad quality

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