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Adjective: tacky (tackier,tackiest)  ta-kee
  1. (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    "tacky varnish"
     
  2. Tastelessly showy
    "a tacky car";
    - brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tatty, tawdry, trashy
     
  3. Of very poor quality; flimsy
    - bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy [N. Amer], crummy, punk [N. Amer], sleazy, tinny, crumby

Sounds like: tact, t, tacky, takkie

Derived forms: tackiest, tackier

See also: inferior, tasteless, wet

Encyclopedia: Tacky