tackily

adverb
tack·​i·​ly | \ ˈta-kə-lē How to pronounce tackily (audio) \

Definition of tackily

: in a tacky manner : so as to be tacky

Examples of tackily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, The Match had to go to overtime, with Tiger and Phil duking it out over a 93-yard par-3 under the lights until Mickelson finally took the $9 mill, which was tackily stacked near the course. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Refund Madness! Tiger & Phil’s Vegas Bogey," 25 Nov. 2018 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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“Tackily.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackily. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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