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Cheesy vs. Tacky — What's the Difference?

Cheesy vs. Tacky — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cheesy and Tacky

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Cheesy

Like cheese in taste, smell, or consistency
A pungent, cheesy sauce
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Cheap and of low quality
Cheesy motel rooms
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Lacking style or good taste; tawdry
Tacky clothes.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Containing or resembling cheese.
Jun 01, 2022
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Tacky

Distasteful or offensive; tasteless
A tacky remark.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Of poor quality; shoddy
A movie with cheesy special effects.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Flimsy, rundown, or in poor repair
"a tacky room he could tear apart with his bare hands" (John Edgar Wideman).
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Vulgarly pretentious or sentimental
A cheesy romantic comedy.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Of a substance, slightly sticky.
This paint isn't dry yet; it's still a bit tacky.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Of or relating to cheese.
This sandwich is full of cheesy goodness.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

(colloquial) Of low quality.
That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Resembling or containing cheese.
A cheesy flavor;
Cheesy nachos
I like pizzas with a cheesy crust.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

(colloquial) In poor taste.
That was a tacky thing to say.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

(informal) Overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived.
A cheesy song; a cheesy movie
The cheesy antics had everyone giggling.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Gaudy or flashy.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

(informal) Cheap, of poor quality.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Shabby, dowdy in one's appearance or dress.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Exaggerated and likely to be forced or insincere.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Sticky; adhesive; raw; - said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Having the nature, qualities, taste, form, consistency, or appearance of cheese.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Dowdy, shabby, or neglected in appearance; unkempt.
Jun 01, 2022

Cheesy

Of very poor quality
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

In poor taste; appearing cheap; gaudy; unstylish. Broadly used to describe objects whose style is disapproved of by the speaker.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Tactless; in poor taste; - used to describe behavior.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

An ill-conditioned, ill-fed, or neglected horse; also, a person in a like condition.
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

(of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch;
Tacky varnish
Jun 01, 2022

Tacky

Tastelessly showy;
A flash car
A flashy ring
Garish colors
A gaudy costume
Loud sport shirts
A meretricious yet stylish book
Tawdry ornaments
Jun 01, 2022

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