tack·​i·​ly | \ˈta-kə-lē \

Definition of tackily 

: in a tacky manner : so as to be tacky

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By Wednesday evening, at least one betting house was tackily predicting he’d be fired. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Urban Meyer and the God Complex in College Sports," 3 Aug. 2018 There is nothing as intoxicating as possibility, and the promise latent in every beauty consumable, no matter how tackily packaged or how ludicrous its claims, is matched only by the near guarantee of equivalent disappointment. Charlotte Shane, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Emily Weiss’s Wedding Prep Routine," 3 Apr. 2018 This film is the perfect mix of comfy holiday vibes, tackily predictable plot points, and enough heavy-handed dialogue to really put the comedy in rom-com. Julia Pugachevsky, Cosmopolitan, "10 Reasons A Christmas Prince Is The Perfect Trash Holiday Movie," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of tackily

1903, in the meaning defined above

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tackle block

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The first known use of tackily was in 1903

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