tacky

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tacky

1. mod. cheap; crude. That was a tacky thing to do to her.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom was a little tacky, so he gave me his car keys.

ticky-tacky

(ˈtɪkitæki)
n. cheap and shabby material. Those houses are just made of ticky-tacky, and they won’t even be here in twenty years.
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It's laudable that publishers will take a gamble by publishing new books, frequently debut novels, and work hard, if rather tackily, to grab attention.
OVERSHADOWED by Silence of The Lambs, and later tackily redone by Ridley Scott as Red Dragon, Michael Mann's stylish crime thriller is probably Hannibal Lector's best big screen outing.
Maybe the affront for the complainers lay in the absence of a scantily-clad young filly, of the kind that would have tackily graced the ads of yesteryear.
Coyly shooting a half-grin at the cutie in trig is a lot more appealing than tackily displayed booty.
While taxis remain relatively affordable in Amman as compared with European capitals and with Beirut, they nonetheless are not quite up to standard as they also remain stinking, dirty and tackily adorned, with sleazy and over-talkative cabbies.
In presenting Ganymede (Clark Huggins) as a jeans-clad punk boytoy jerking around a tackily aging Jupiter (Will LeBow), the modern referentiality and costuming were less compelling, but the stylish court of Carthage struck an apt note of recognizable formality, alluding to the fantasy worlds of Hollywood's Golden Age as well as the Renaissance in its rich coloration and fabrics.
In fact, Merrion dispenses with innuendo and gets right down to it, tackily explaining the poorly hidden meanings as he raps away in a tracksuit and headband.
The 182-page book is one long poem tackily dressed in bold, italics, loud and fine print.
50 to pass thuggish security officers to see some formerly sensational artworks pinned tackily onto walls; the former municipal palace, once the engine of London's local government, is now reduced to housing a commercial freak show as well as a Chinese restaurant and a burger bar.
EDDIE HARRIS Yeah You Right (Eastside): It's unclear whether this rather tackily packaged 1992 studio date recorded in Switzerland has ever been released before, so let's assume it's first time out for the late saxophonist
might work better if it weren't tackily decked out in gaudy trappings that would look out of place even in Vegas.
Good luck to his production designer, Ida Random, whose after-world is so tackily pristine; good luck to Allen Daviau, with his picture-postcard cinematography.