What is another word for tacky?

Pronunciation: [tˈaki] (IPA)

"Tacky" is a word that describes something that is cheap or of low quality. It is often used to describe something that is garish, gaudy, or tasteless. However, there are many other words that can be used as synonyms for tacky. For example, "kitschy" is a word that describes something that is excessively ornate or sentimental. "Cheesy" is another word that can be used to describe something that is cliched or lacking in originality. Other synonyms for tacky include "gaudy," "flashy," "cheap," "vulgar," and "tasteless." All of these words share the common theme of describing something that lacks class or elegance.

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What are the opposite words for tacky?

Tacky is a word that means something is cheap or gaudy looking. Its antonyms are words that describe an object that is of high quality, stylish or elegant. Some of the antonyms for tacky include chic, sophisticated, refined, elegant, stylish, tasteful, classy, graceful, and refined. If something is described as chic it is trendy and fashionable. Whereas, if something is sophisticated it is polished and worldly. Similarly, if something is stylish it has a hip or modern look while classy means it is fashionable and quality. All of these words are used to describe an object or design that is the exact opposite of tacky.

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Usage examples for Tacky

After this operation, arrange your time so that your designs may now be finally left to dry for fifteen minutes before application to the glass, the varnish on which has now become tacky or sticky, and in a proper state to receive them.
"Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets"
Daniel Young
Creswick had a better feeling for nature, but convention in his methods gave place to trick, and I remember his showing me the way in which he produced detail in a pebbly brookside, by making the surface of his canvas tacky and then dragging over it a brush loaded with pigment which caught only on the prominences, and did in a moment the work of an hour of faithful painting.
"The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I"
William James Stillman
I'd see you hanged fust, said I; I wouldn't touch that are dead tacky hand o' yourn' for half a million o' hard dollars, cash down without any ragged eends; and with that, I turned to run out, but Lord love you I couldn't run.
"The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete"
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Famous quotes with Tacky

  • It's funny because I think it also goes very well with the show. It has this reputation as being this love city where everyone goes to get married, but when you get there, it's very corny and tacky.
    Caroline Dhavernas
  • I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
    Bette Midler
  • Sexual underwear is tacky.
    Izabella Scorupco
  • How dare Palin not embrace abortion as the ultimate civilized ideal of modern culture? How tacky that she speaks in a vivacious regional accent indistinguishable from that of Western Canada! How risible that she graduated from the University of Idaho and not one of those plush, pampered commodes of received opinion whose graduates, in their rush to believe the worst about her, have demonstrated that, when it comes to sifting evidence, they don't know their asses from their elbows.
    Sarah Palin
  • I like my parrot, Figaro. Not in a wrong way – I mean, yes, he’ll do anything for a mouth full of seed but nothing tacky.
    Derren Brown

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