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tacky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tacky

  1. 1 marked by an obvious lack of style or good taste <it was tacky to wear sneakers to the wedding> <tacky plastic flowers> Synonyms cheesy, dowdy, inelegant, styleless, tasteless, ticky-tacky (also ticky-tack), trashy, unfashionable, unstylish Related Words graceless, inappropriate, incorrect, unbecoming, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong; outmoded, out-of-date, passé; coarse, crude, unrefined, vulgar; cheap, common, inferior, junky, lousy, low-grade, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, tawdry; flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, grotesque, kitsch, kitschy, loud, ostentatious, overdone, showy, splashy Near Antonyms appropriate, becoming, correct, fitting, proper, right, seemly, suitable; conservative, genteel, handsome, neat, quiet, refined, restrained, simple, understated; contemporary, modern, up-to-date; à la mode (also a la mode), happening, in, modish, swank (or swanky) Antonyms chic, classic, classy, elegant, exquisite, fashionable, fine, posh, ritzy, smart, sophisticated, stylish, tasteful

  2. 2 showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect <a tacky old couch that needed new upholstery> Synonyms beat-up, bombed-out, dilapidated, dog-eared, down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels), dumpy, grungy, mangy, mean, miserable, moth-eaten, neglected, ratty, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, sleazy, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledownRelated Words abandoned, uncared-for, unkept; desolate, forlorn, godforsaken; broken-down, decrepit, tired, worn-out; bedraggled, dingy, ragged, tattered; decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, ramshackle, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown; broken, damaged, destroyed, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, ruined, wreckedNear Antonyms brand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce




tacky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tacky

  1. tending to adhere to objects upon contact <don't touch the walls while the fresh paint is still tacky> Synonyms adherent, adhesive, clingy, gluey, glutinous, gummy, tacky, tenacious, viscidRelated Words gelatinous, gooey, ropy (also ropey), syrupy, viscous; pitchy, tarryNear Antonyms nonviscousAntonyms nonadhesive





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