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tacky

[′tak·ē]
(materials)

tacky dry, tacky

1. That stage in the drying of an adhesive at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or been absorbed sufficiently so as to leave the adhesive in a desired condition of tackiness.
2. That stage in the drying of a paint at which the film appears sticky when lightly touched with the finger.
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Please keep it RHIAN KIERAN: Go away tacky excuse for a Welsh dragon JAN BALLER: Its hideous get rid.
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By channelling the Gulliver's Travels theme, the image looks tasteful and arty rather than tacky.
It was really wrapping my head around how I was going to kindly - but with a little bit of tough love - tell these people that their houses are tacky.
Fold the rectangle into a loop and secure with tacky glue.
5 on the Moritz scale because his behavior was hypocritical, tacky, reckless and stupid--and bordered upon illegal, although not quite criminal.
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A lubricious surface finish, for example, can facilitate insertion of a medical instrument, whereas a slightly tacky surface can improve surgical instrument grips for tactile sensitivity and better instrument control.