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Then, the public treated the relationship as tacky, embarrassing, tarnishing both their images.

From Vox

For most outdoor spaces, a solid color works well and won’t seem too tacky.

It is an object my grandmother would certainly have called “tacky, tacky,” and she would have been right.

In the evening, masked waitresses in colorful, frilly dresses balance bottles of tequila on their heads and perform to “Baby Shark” at a tacky restaurant in Cancún’s nightlife district.

From Time

There’s a universal tripod plate with various threaded sockets, as well as an adhesive wall mount that sticks to any flat surface with a tacky 3M adhesive.

“All of the ideas were so awful and tacky so I said no,” she says.

Some of the sweaters he thought were true works of art, and some he thought were just tacky or funny.

The American Apparel adverts are deemed tacky and offensive because they dramatize, brazenly, the sex-drenched time we live in.

A brown tacky gleam of years of paint accumulation covers the three-story apartment.

However tacky, this was hardly the flagrant public obscenity Cohen alleges.

We looked like a tacky party as almost every one had on something borrowed or incongruous.

Thus cried the urchin, following close behind the party, upon his mountain-tacky.

Rounding and backing are best done after the glue has ceased to be tacky, but before it has set hard.

Although several of the formulas remained tacky for over a week, all dried thoroughly in the time allotted.

Cut off a slip of paper of the same size, put on some of the knotting, and when it is tacky, stick down the strengthening slip.


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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tacky, such as: dingy, faded, gaudy, messy, run down, and seedy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.