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- n. The state of being tacky
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being tacky; stickiness, as of a partially dried surface of oil or varnish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being cohesive and sticky
- n. tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
Steve Jobs described Microsoft products as “tacky” and anybody who has used a Macintosh computer will instantly understand what he means by that – the tackiness is multi-faceted and runs deep in the Microsoft product.
In these tough times too many of us are showing ourselves to be prone to negativity, avarice and just plain tackiness.
One of Mr. Lucas's particular achievements is the manner in which he is able to recall the tackiness of the old comic strips and serials he loves without making a movie that is, itself, tacky.
Clustrmaps responded with: ....on the grounds that (1) you're in the educational world and would probably prefer zero advertising, and (2) this may help reduce our 'tackiness' score, we'll give you a free upgrade to ClustrMaps+ status, which means no more advertising and (starting in a few days) better maps zoomed in to the various continents.
*HOWEVER*, on the grounds that (1) you're in the educational world and would probably prefer zero advertising, and (2) this may help reduce our 'tackiness' score, we'll give you a free upgrade to ClustrMaps+ status, which means no more advertising and (starting in a few days) better maps zoomed in to the various continents.
The Lindens have done every possible thing they can do to kill this kind of resident-organized public gathering for a whole host of reasons ranging from the campaigning of a few third-party website barons who hate it when the economy doesn't move through their servers, and esthetes offended by popular culture and the "tackiness" of yard sales.
Timmy Ryan: It's not the technology aspect Barry; it's the "tackiness", and an obvious attempt to try to sound cool and hip - ...
Although thousands were built, the homes have never enjoyed much love from Vancouver residents for the way they look, and the term Vancouver Special is usually used as a derogatory reference meant to reflect the cheap tackiness that the style is known for.
Despite the tackiness, TS DOES get a huge traffic volume, which is what any vendor wants.
The fights involve a lot of slo-mo midair spins and a lot of wince-inducing contact, especially in that sequence where Zen battles an epileptic whose seizures make his attacks unpredictable, a sequence that raises the tackiness to unprecedented levels.
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