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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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His sole previous start on ground softer than good was in a red-hot handicap on heavy ground, so I'm not going to knock him for that defeat, but the jury is still out and tonight's surface could be the tackiest he's raced on.
An appropriate place to do the deed, as it has to be the world's tackiest city.
But without a doubt, the tackiest thing about the tackiest event seen this side of Posh and Beck's wedding, was probably the appearance of Britain's 12-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi.
Out of respect for the residents, I made up the name of this city, because to think that taxpayers paid one cent for the seediest, tackiest parade I've ever seen should cause all of us to demand a refund.
He is ever on the lookout for racial slurs and he is contemptuous of his landlord and print shop supervisor, both portrayed as the tackiest of white Southerners, yet he can generally control his temper.
At 40, Will Ferrell is seven years younger than I, but seems to share the same fondness for that tackiest of times.
She couldn't give a monkey's about the good of the country - she just wants to get her own back in the dirtiest, tackiest, way possible.
The diminutive figure, dressed in a green costume with red boots, appears on what must be the tackiest civic Christmas card yet.
Donegal seaside town BUNDORAN doesn't escape his wrath either, described as "one of Ireland's tackiest holiday resorts".
So, your 70s party needs, of course, the tackiest decorations possible and, for inspiration, invest in some footage from Top of The Pops circa 1978, the days before Noel wore hand-knitted jumpers.
If we are not careful, Liverpool will be a glorified Gracelands, and I've been there and it was the tackiest place I have ever seen
Every Tuesday it's my goal to wear the tackiest tie," Andre told the Chicago Daily Herald.
DEL BOY's front room in Only Fools and Horses was voted the tackiest on television in a new survey.
They receive further encouragement from the show's denouement, which invariably features a designer or decorator of Christ-like patience who steps in to mollify the warring factions by curbing even the tackiest excesses and delivering a touch of class and taste that both can live with.
Still, my friend emailed me the other day to inform me that Maesteg was still playing host this year to some of the tackiest displays of illuminated ostentation imaginable, so at least I'm spared the risk of the National Grid going down as dusk falls.