Definitions for tackiness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tack•yˈtæk i(adj.)tack•i•er, tack•i•est.

  1. sticky to the touch; adhesive:

    a tacky liquid.

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Origin of tacky:

1780–90; tack1+-y1


tack•yˈtæk i(adj.)tack•i•er, tack•i•est.

  1. not tasteful or fashionable; dowdy:

    a tacky outfit.

  2. in poor taste; vulgar; crass:

    tacky jokes.

  3. of poor quality; cheaply made; shoddy:

    a tacky car.

  4. shabby; seedy.

Origin of tacky:

1880–85, Amer.; of obscure orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cohesiveness, glueyness, gluiness, gumminess, tackiness, ropiness, viscidity, viscidness(noun)

    the property of being cohesive and sticky

  2. cheapness, tackiness, tat, sleaze(noun)

    tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar


  1. tackiness(Noun)

    The state of being tacky


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