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tacky

Cheap, crude, and unrefined; indicating or characteristic of a lack of class, elegance, or sophistication. He showed up in a really tacky suit. Their food is actually really good, I just think their decorations are a bit tacky.

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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Tensile, shear, three-point bending, compression and tackiness tests can be performed in every desired sequence among the 50 samples, at most.
Determination of the tackiness of the coatings on KC1 particle surfaces is important to predict possible particle agglomeration.
It beggars belief that this kind of tackiness and tawdriness is being promoted as a cultural family event.
A new, hot-melt adhesive for affixing wrap-around labels to food and beverage bottles provides long open time and tackiness.
This prescription foaming face wash can be used twice per day, and when washed off leaves no tackiness or scent.
they allow the degree of tackiness to be modified to meet the needs of specific applications.
It provides increased throughput during the converting operation for two reasons: its reduced tackiness inhibits the board from sticking to the printing and converting equipment, and it requires a shorter dwell time with lower heat than competitive fold-over heat-seal boards.
Test your knowledge of their on-screen and off-screen triumphs, tragedies, and occasional tackiness by matching a dozen fun factoids with the correct diva.
Detractors like to compare the park to the tackiness of Disneyland, while proponents prefer comparison with the home-grown and hugely successful Futuroscope at Poitiers.
In the 1970s, despite its tackiness and its cliches, its crassness and its silliness, it reached for something that rock had almost abandoned--dance-floor boogeying and bootyshaking.
Baker tolerates the members of its lowest social stratum as long as their poverty and tackiness are invisible, and it's there that chicken farmer John Kaltenbrunner comes of age as many mythic heroes do, with the promise of high birth giving way to early orphaning and banishment.
Conventional adhesives, by contrast, lose their tackiness only if they are cooled to about -40 [degrees]C.
You'll see the runs in the stockings, the broken lightbulbs, the tackiness under the thin veneer of glitz.
An opening note claims the movie is presenting real events, but that's a joke, too, because, though there may have been a recent crime in Minnesota with many similar elements, everything in a Coen movie is slanted to highlight the macabre tackiness of what we are asked to believe is ordinary life.
Many of my fellow baby-boomers let their rebelliousness die as they aged and they think a 42-year old woman going braless is the height of tackiness.