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tacky

adjective uk   /ˈtæk.i/ us  

tacky adjective (LOW QUALITY)

informal disapproving of cheap quality or in bad style: The shop sold tacky souvenirs and ornaments.Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good qualityCosting or worth little or no moneyNot of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad

tacky adjective (STICKY)

sticky; (especially of paint or glue) not completely dryGlues and gluing and stickiness
tackiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Glues and gluing and stickinessInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
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