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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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Determination of the tackiness of the coatings on KC1 particle surfaces is important to predict possible particle agglomeration.
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.
So the struggling environmentalists have resorted to another argument: tackiness.
The language, the brutality, the tackiness of the social scene, the bad hair, the filthy, crying children, the untidy lawns, dirty sidewalks are a turn-off.
These contaminants affect the natural tackiness of club grips, making a consistent swing more difficult to achieve.
The assemblies include an artificial nail sized to correspond to at least a portion of the natural nail, a one-piece application tab assembly temporarily adhered to the upper surface of the artificial nail, an attachment portion that has a clingy portion with sufficient tackiness to temporarily adhere to said upper surface; and a body portion that can be grasped by a user to manipulate the application tab assembly and artificial nail.
Furstenburg saw an opportunity to create an affordable product that could restore a pair of gloves' tackiness and make them last longer.
Microstructured patterns applied to extrusion dies and mandrels can produce tubing with surface microstructure that reduces friction and tackiness in a controlled and repeatable process.
Even though I like a bit of tackiness myself, the frock was definitely OTT.
Instead, seafood specialist Rick Stein runs the show and runs it very well - and without any such tackiness or fancy packaging.
Utilizing Plasmatech's ThinGlyde process, the company says, can significantly reduce tackiness or drag of rubber and elastomeric surfaces.
Alexander White, a typography consultant and professor at Parsons The New School for Design, in New York, said: "There's a certain degree of tackiness to yellow.
The early car pieces are bland and industrial; later ones almost feel like nihilistic exercises in tackiness, painted with tropical colors or constructed from corny patterned steel.
The paperboard is heated to at least partially cure the polyester and cooled to at least 160[degrees]F to reduce the tackiness of the at least partially cured polyester.