Definition of 'tacky'

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Example sentences containing 'tacky'

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Skin felt a bit tacky after. The Sun (2017)It seems to be seen as something that is tacky, twee and frankly just a bit common. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Well it'll be something tacky - always is with these pop stars. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It should feel firm and slightly tacky. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it would be difficult without it looking a bit tacky. The Sun (2006)After a slightly tacky cowboy show it's time to see a bit more. Times, Sunday Times (2014)On the other, it could have looked a bit tacky. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Knife some of the corporation's tacky reality shows instead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Avoid decorations that could be seen as tacky, like signs and tinsel. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the strip of the lashes and wait for it to set slightly and become tacky before use. The Sun (2009)Appearances on various tacky reality shows have kept her from going under financially but now she has reached an all-time low. The Sun (2012)This is a world of cheap thrills and tacky pleasures, with little in the way of real happiness or contentment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The table was slightly tacky. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Retro chic or tacky cheap? Times, Sunday Times (2015)I don't want it to be like one of those awful tacky shows. The Sun (2012)But the p ¼ resent, a toy car, a bit tacky. The Sun (2008)Rather than being seen as tacky, it was fêted as being terribly avant-garde. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But when I saw who went... it was a bit tacky. John Harris THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)A couple from the sticks dismisses the gift shop as'a bit tacky'. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'tacky'

British English: tacky ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as tacky, you dislike it because it is cheap and badly made or vulgar.
She wore tacky red sunglasses.
  • American English: tacky
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cafona
  • Chinese: 低劣的
  • European Spanish: hortera
  • French: ringard
  • German: schäbig
  • Italian: pacchiano
  • Japanese: やぼったい
  • Korean: 싸구려의
  • European Portuguese: piroso
  • Latin American Spanish: ordinario


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