Have you ever eaten at a Harvester before?
glamourless: In a sort of Harvester, eating rethawed food on a table for one, but I like the solitary, glamourless glamour. [Is there a word for this kind of experience? And nostalgia for this kind of experience? Non-places. Liminality. Sudden yearning to live in an orphanage.] (@robinince )
ineffable: “the ineffable Gurdjieff” (E.S. Turner)
fustian: It is a pompous and idiotic fiction... and it is staged by Vincente Minnelli in an incredibly fustian "Hollywood" style.
conceited: Roald Dahl was “extremely conceited”. Isaiah Berlin
dim, dreary people of utter unmemorability (Philip Knightley on MI5)
awkward communing with pseudo friends…. a series of distressingly underemployed young women. (themillions.com on Tao Lin July 2013)
bizarre tosh: A friend on the radical feminism of the 80s.
whimsical: 'Thought for the day' oddly named given complete lack of rationality, logic or reason. 'Whimsical wittering of the day' wd be more accurate. (Sathnam Sanghera @Sathnam)
dull, middlebrow fiction (The Age of Uncertainty on those books people read at book groups)
Fascinatingly tiresome. An in-depth review of the new Woody Allen. It sounds different from recent twee travelogues. (@kerryshale)
mesmerisingly nuts: The Telegraph's descriptions of the Chelsea Flower show gardens make the whole thing sound mesmerisingly nuts.... (@elliswoodman)
Sumptuous but leaden… utterly inert… (Guardian May 2013 on Great Gatsby Versions)
cuckoo conspiracy theories: believed in by would-be UKIP councillors
insane: geodesic Macdonalds with internal garden in Georgia, US (Feargus O’Sullivan)
mawkish: An "emo-operetta" that "sweeps us away on a new riptide of mawkish euphoria" (Twilight)
simply awful: Why the Prado are so excited about their simply awful Mona Lisa is beyond me. (@philipmould)
posturing: Postmodernism at its scientifically ignorant and posturing worst.
eldritch: applied to cackles and screeches. Time for a revival.
fey: only word for the catfood advert cat (“I’m a carnivore!”)
measly: A strange, oddly suburban landscape of semis, apologetically detailed, measly in scale and generally nondescript. (Douglas Murphy/@entschwindet)
watery: Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. (Scott Davidson)
unspeakably ridiculous: Forget the pretentious, fake, flashy drivel of people like Amis, McEwan, not to mention the unspeakably ridiculous Rushdie. (Amazon commenter)
twee: various pieces of friendly, colourful, twee architecture deployed as fig leaves over the grasping urban developments of the past 15 years. (Douglas Murphy 2013-03-08 Guardian)
flashy: Hadid’s flashy new transport museum (in Glasgow) (Ian Jack G 2013-02-16)
dross: façadist dross (Feargus O’Sullivan)
foolhardy: Building more outer Melbourne suburbs without infrastructure a foolhardy move
earnest: "earnest idealism" of Obama inauguration
paint-by-numbers: the paint-by-numbers quirkiness of Silver Linings Playbook (@bipolarbearnz)
pretentious: So pretentious, hollow and odious that it set my teeth on edge. (National Review on the Draughtsman’s Contract, 1989)
More here, and links to the rest.