from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.
- adj. Informal Neglected and in a state of disrepair: a tacky old cabin in the woods.
- adj. Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
- adj. Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a substance, slightly sticky.
- adj. Of low quality.
- adj. In poor taste.
- adj. gaudy, flashy, showy, garish
- adj. dowdy, shabbily dressed
- adj. shabby, dowdy (in one's appearance)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.
- adj. Dowdy, shabby, or neglected in appearance; unkempt.
- adj. In poor taste; appearing cheap; gaudy; unstylish. Broadly used to describe objects whose style is disapproved of by the speaker.
- adj. Tactless; in poor taste; -- used to describe behavior.
- n. An ill-conditioned, ill-fed, or neglected horse; also, a person in a like condition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unkempt; rough; shabby; ill-fed: said of persons or animals.
- Bad; poor; miserable.
- Adhesive; sticky; tenacious: noting viscous substances or surfaces. Also tackey.
- n. An ill-fed or neglected horse; a rough, bony nag: sometimes used also of persons in the like condition. Also tackey and ticky.
- n. A long and stout branch of mimosa with the thorns left on at the end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tastelessly showy
- adj. (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
Instead, it's through the mediation of the new Capitol building's role as a cultural force -- one iconically reproduced on currency, commemorated in tacky souvenirs, and glimpsed through grubby windows from the backseats of cars -- that the presence of his future makes itself felt.
Of course I have asked to be removed from the spam list, and how tacky is it to ask for a pledge less than a month after getting a gift of $100.
Nicolas Cage "these days seems all too content to waste his and the audience's time in tacky genre throwaways," while Julianne Moore is "yet another performer who seems intent on breaking the hearts of the faithful."
And tacky is putting it lightly about using your daughter's hospitalization for campaign literature.
Now my hands are all sticky, covered in tacky goop, like flypaper.
Additional two cents 'worth: The AFSCME withdrawal of their endorsement of Dr. Dean was just plain tacky, as my mother would say.
I bunch of white trash in tacky chinese made flag shirts is hardly a revolt and don’t even start that stupid gun crap unless you want me to remove the firearm from you pudgie mitt and jam it up your ass …
First, the issue is arms, not a dating website, second the video is plain tacky.
Although it will smooth out, it will remain tacky.
And peering into other people's bedrooms is just plain tacky.