TACKY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for TACKY?

Need another word that means the same as “tacky”? Find 25 synonyms and 30 related words for “tacky” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Tacky” are: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tatty, tawdry, trashy, sticky, wet, gluey, gummy, glutinous, adhesive, viscous, viscid, treacly, syrupy, runny, clinging, sticking

Tacky as an Adjective

Definitions of "Tacky" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “tacky” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch.
  • (of glue, paint, or other substances) not fully dry and retaining a slightly sticky feel.
  • Not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Tastelessly showy.

Synonyms of "Tacky" as an adjective (25 Words)

adhesiveAble to stick fast to a surface or object; sticky.
An adhesive label.
brassyUnrestrained by convention or propriety.
Audience members are tapping their feet to the brassy music of the band.
cheapInexpensive because of inferior quality.
Cheap shoddy goods.
clingingToo dependent on someone emotionally.
She wasn t the clinging type.
flashRelating to the language used by criminals or prostitutes.
A flash new car.
flashyMarked by conspicuous display.
He always had a flashy car.
garishTastelessly showy.
Garish shirts in all sorts of colours.
gaudyTastelessly showy.
A gaudy costume.
gimcrackTastelessly showy.
Plastic gimcrack cookware.
glueyHaving a sticky consistency.
Gluey brown paste.
glutinousLike glue in texture; sticky.
Glutinous mud.
gummyCovered with or exuding a viscous substance.
His gummy eyes.
loudUsed chiefly as a direction or description in music loud with force.
His voice is loud and challenging.
meretriciousBased on pretense; deceptively pleasing.
Meretricious praise.
runny(of a person’s nose) producing or discharging mucus.
The souffl was hard on top and quite runny underneath.
stickingExtending out above or beyond a surface or boundary.
A pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck.
stickyHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
The relationship is going through a sticky patch.
syrupyHaving the consistency or sweetness of syrup.
A particularly syrupy moment from a corny film.
tattyShowing signs of wear and tear.
The generally tatty output of the current Celtic revival.
treaclyOverly sweet.
A treacly black fuel.
viscidHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
The viscid mucus lining of the intestine.
viscousHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
Viscous lava.
wetProducing or secreting milk.
Wet sidewalks.

Usage Examples of "Tacky" as an adjective

  • The paint was still tacky.
  • Tacky varnish.

Associations of "Tacky" (30 Words)

adherenceThe property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition.
He moved to Avignon and won the adherence of the French king.
adhesionA fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
The adhesion of Seville was decisive.
adhesiveTending to adhere.
Tile adhesive.
bogusNot genuine or true (used in a disapproving manner when deception has been attempted.
A bogus insurance claim.
cheapRelatively low in price or charging low prices.
It would have been cheap at twice the price.
dabblerAny of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling.
dilettanteA person with an amateur interest in the arts.
A wealthy literary dilettante.
dishonestIntended to mislead or cheat.
Dishonest politicians.
epoxyGlue with epoxy.
Epoxy cement.
factitiousArtificially created or developed.
A largely factitious national identity.
gaudy(Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college.
Silver bows and gaudy ribbons.
glueJoin or attach with or as if with glue.
The wood is cut into pieces which are then glued together.
glutinousHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
Glutinous mud.
gumCover fill fix or smear with or as if with gum.
Open and close the valves to make sure they don t get gummed up.
insincereLacking sincerity.
Their praise was extravagant and insincere.
meretriciousRelating to or characteristic of a prostitute.
Meretricious praise.
mucousRelating to, producing, covered with, or of the nature of mucus.
Mucous glands of the intestine.
pitchyLike or as dark as pitch.
primerAny igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
No more than four pumps of the primer usually suffice.
shoddyCheap and shoddy Judith Crist.
We re not paying good money for shoddy goods.
slimyMorally reprehensible.
A slimy cigar puffing political fixer.
speciousPlausible but false.
A specious claim.
spurious(of offspring) illegitimate.
Spurious inferences.
stickerA determined or persistent person.
Warning stickers on the glass.
stickyHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
She felt hot and sticky and changed her clothes.
tapeA recording made on magnetic tape.
They put four songs on tape.
viscidHaving the sticky properties of an adhesive.
The viscid mucus lining of the intestine.
viscosityResistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow.
Cooling the fluid raises its viscosity.
viscousHaving a relatively high resistance to flow.
Viscous lava.

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