(of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)
"a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
Of a substance, slightly sticky.
This paint isn't dry yet - it's still a bit tacky.
Of low quality.
That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.
In poor taste.
That was a tacky thing to say.
gaudy, flashy, showy, garish
dowdy, shabbily dressed
shabby, dowdy (in one's appearance)
Origin: Compare techy, tack a spot.
sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tak′i, n. (U.S.) a poor ill-conditioned horse.
The numerical value of tacky in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of tacky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s getting kind of tacky.
Walls are getting done over, left and right, with total disregard, it’s getting kind of tacky.
Santa hats on geese is classic( early)'80s, someone would have had home decorations that matched that sweater, and they weren't tacky at all, at that time. ... You can picture someone with embroidered geese in a deep brown frame.
I know for a fact she did not have a premonition — awake or in a dream — that she and Jay would have their throat cut, i checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It’s a total fabrication.
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Translations for tacky
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- billig, geschmacklos, klebrigGerman
- mauton, halpa, tahmea, tyylitön, tökerö, tarttuvaFinnish
- quétaine, collantFrench
- pacchiano, viscosoItalian
- slecht, goedkoop, smakeloos, kleverigDutch
- cafona, pegajoso, mirabolante, de mau gosto, desleixado, grudento, espalhafatoso, brega, fajutoPortuguese
- дешёвый, низкопробный, липкий, безвкусный, низкокачественный, аляповатый, неряшливый, бедно одетый, мишурный, кричащий, неэлегантный, показной, броскийRussian
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