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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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