tackiness :

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  • n  the property of being cohesive and sticky
  • n  tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar

  • Tired of its reputation for tackiness and losing out to budget chains in the '90s, Topshop's managers decided to stop competing just on price.
  • Most of the cartoon characters who originated in print ended up in serials and B pictures, which had, at least, a sleaziness that nicely matched the tackiness of newsprint.
  • Somehow Balanchine can create grace out of tackiness and art out of kitsch.
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  • TPU and PEBA Compounds optimize catheter manufacturing.
    ProPell™ thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyether block amide (PEBA) compounds minimize tackiness and friction in soft, flexible polymers, to ensure optimal manufacturing and handling of medical catheters. Using non-migratory additive, compounds do not alter physical properties of unmodified polymers. Parts produced from TPU have coefficient of friction of 0.05, while those made from ...
    June 26, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • Mika Brzezinski in Mediaite.com
    Licht also relayed the meaning of the term 'skank' to Brzezinski, saying it is a "derogatory term for a usually younger female implying trashiness or tackiness." "We're good then, right?"
  • Crystal Renn in Independent
    If you see human heft as déclassé,Renn writes, "as a sign of tackiness, then extreme thinness can be a way of distancing yourself from and seeming more high-class than the people you scorn."

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