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Negative ImpressionPlay
Using 'tacky' often implies disapproval or distaste, particularly in fashion or decor. SlideI wouldn't wear that tie; it's too tacky for a job interview.
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Formal AlternativesPlay
For more formal or polite conversation, consider 'in poor taste' instead of 'tacky'. SlideTheir wedding decorations were, regrettably, in poor taste.
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Non-offensive UsagePlay
You can use 'tacky' humorously or affectionately about items you recognize as overly decorative. SlideI love your tacky holiday sweater!