Synonyms of tinsel in English:


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See UK English definition of tinsel

See Spanish definition of espumillón


1‘fairy lights and tinsel hung from the ceiling’

spangle, glitter, metallic yarn
rare clinquant

2‘his taste for the tinsel of the art world’

ostentation, showiness, show, showing off, ostentatiousness, pretentiousness, pretension, vulgarity, conspicuousness, obtrusiveness, display, flamboyance, gaudiness, garishness, tawdriness, meretriciousness, brashness, loudness, extravagance, ornateness, theatricality
kitschness, affectation, bad taste, tastelessness, self-advertisement, exhibitionism, flaunting
informal flashiness, flash, flashness, glitz, glitziness, ritziness, swankiness, swank, splashiness


1‘Hollywood and its tinsel stardom’

ostentatious, pretentious, showy, conspicuous, obtrusive, flamboyant, gaudy, garish, tawdry, meretricious, trashy, brash, vulgar, loud, extravagant, fancy, ornate, affected, theatrical, overdone, over-elaborate
kitsch, tasteless
informal flash, flashy, over the top, OTT, bling, glitzy, ritzy, swanky, splashy
North American informal superfly, dicty