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tack·y 1

 (tăk′ē)
adj. tack·i·er, tack·i·est
Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.

[From tack.]

tack′i·ness n.

tack·y 2

 (tăk′ē)
adj. tack·i·er, tack·i·est Informal
1.
a. Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
b. Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.
2. Flimsy, rundown, or in poor repair: "a tacky room he could tear apart with his bare hands" (John Edgar Wideman).

[From tackey, an inferior horse.]

tack′i·ly adv.
tack′i·ness n.

tacky

(ˈtækɪ) or

tackey

adj, tackier or tackiest
slightly sticky or adhesive: the varnish was still tacky.
[C18: from tack1 (in the sense: stickiness)]
ˈtackily adv
ˈtackiness n

tacky

(ˈtækɪ)
adj, tackier or tackiest
1. shabby or shoddy
2. ostentatious and vulgar
3. US (of a person) dowdy; seedy
[C19: from dialect tacky an inferior horse, of unknown origin]
ˈtackiness n

tack•y1

(ˈtæk i)

adj. tack•i•er, tack•i•est.
sticky to the touch; adhesive: a tacky liquid.
[1780–90; tack1 + -y1]
tack′i•ness, n.

tack•y2

(ˈtæk 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.
[1880–85, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
tack′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tacky - (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch; "tacky varnish"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
2.tacky - tastelessly showytacky - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

tacky

1
adjective sticky, wet, adhesive, gummy, icky (informal), gluey If the finish is still tacky, leave to harden.

tacky

2
adjective (Informal)
1. vulgar, cheap, tasteless, nasty, sleazy, naff (Brit. slang) tacky red sunglasses
2. seedy, shabby, shoddy The whole thing is dreadfully tacky.

tacky 1

adjective
Having the property of adhering:

tacky 2

adjective
1. Informal. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
2. Informal. Lacking style and good taste:
3. Informal. Quite outmoded or unfashionable:
4. Informal. Tastelessly showy:
Translations
nevkusný
slem
typerä
staromodan
趣味が悪い
구식의
värdelös
ซึ่งขาดรสนิยม
không hợp thời trang

tacky

[ˈtækɪ] ADJ (tackier (compar) (tackiest (superl)))
1. (= cheap-looking) [furniture] → chabacano, hortera (Sp) ; [restaurant, hotel] → destartalado; (= tasteless) [behaviour, remark] → de mal gusto, vulgar
2. (= sticky) → pegajoso

tacky

[ˈtæki] adj
(= sticky) [paint, glue, varnish, surface] → collant(e)
(= tasteless) [sunglasses, outfit, jewellery, decor] → vulgaire; [remark, joke] → de mauvais goût
(= cheap) → bon marché inv
(= poor quality) [show, programme] → médiocre
(= tawdry) [souvenir, ornament] → toc
[person] → ringard(e)

tacky

1
adj (+er)klebrig; the paint is still tackydie Farbe klebt noch

tacky

2
adj (+er) (inf)billig; area, barheruntergekommen; clothes, food, colour schemegeschmacklos; Bill’s outfit is totally tackyBills Klamotten sind total out (inf)

tacky

[ˈtækɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (sticky) → appiccicoso/a, appiccicaticcio/a; (of paint, glue) → ancora bagnato/a, non ancora asciutto/a (fam) (shabby) → scadente; (tasteless) → di cattivo gusto

tacky

قَدِيـمُ الْطّرَازِ nevkusný slem blöd κακόγουστος hortera, inútil typerä naze staromodan grottesco 趣味が悪い 구식의 waardeloos dårlig niegustowny cafona, parolo безвкусный värdelös ซึ่งขาดรสนิยม salaş không hợp thời trang 不时髦的
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