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TACKY (tackier, tackiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tacky mean? 

TACKY (adjective)
  The adjective TACKY has 2 senses:

1. (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
2. tastelessly showy

  Familiarity information: TACKY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TACKY (adjective)


Sense 1tacky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch

Context example:

tacky varnish

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


Sense 2tacky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tastelessly showy

Synonyms:

flash; flashy; garish; gaudy; gimcrack; tawdry; brassy; trashy; tatty; tacky; meretricious; loud; cheap

Context examples:

a flash car / a flashy ring / garish colors / a gaudy costume / loud sport shirts / a meretricious yet stylish book / tawdry ornaments

Similar:

tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)


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