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tack·y 1

adj. tack·i·er, tack·i·est
Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.

[From tack.]

tack′i·ness n.

tack·y 2

adj. tack·i·er, tack·i·est Informal
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tackiness - the property of being cohesive and stickytackiness - the property of being cohesive and sticky
viscosity, viscousness - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
2.tackiness - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste


n (of paint etc)Klebrigkeit f


n (inf)Billigkeit f; (of area, bar)heruntergekommener Zustand; (of clothes, food, colour scheme)Geschmacklosigkeit f
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and early on day one it tends to spin a little bit with a bit of tackiness under the pitch," he added.
I'm away to comfort eat a slab of shortbread while I reflect on a level of tackiness and cheesiness that's utterly Beyond Beleith.
And especially when that fancy dress includes plastic crowns of such tackiness that even a particularly unintelligent, uncultured and noisome ferret would abandon its owner rather than be seen in the company of someone wearing such a thing.