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Definitions and Synonyms of tacky | Another word for tacky | What is tacky?

Definition 1: tastelessly showy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tacky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments

Synonyms for tacky in the sense of this definition

(tacky is similar to ...) lacking aesthetic or social taste

Definition 2: (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tacky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tacky varnish

(tacky is similar to ...) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

"a wet bathing suit" "wet sidewalks" "wet weather"

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