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sticky

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adjective \ˈsti-kē\

Simple Definition of sticky

  • : having a substance (such as glue or honey) on it that things easily attach to : covered in a substance that things stick to

  • of a substance : tending to have things attach to it : tending to have things stick to it

  • : unpleasantly warm and humid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sticky

stickierstickiest

  1. 1a :  adhesiveb (1) :  viscous, gluey (2) :  coated with a sticky substance

  2. 2 :  humid, muggy; also :  clammy

  3. 3 :  tending to stick

  4. 4a :  disagreeable, unpleasant <came to a sticky end>b :  awkward, stiffc :  difficult, problematic <a sticky situation>

  5. 5 :  excessively sentimental :  cloying

stickily play \ˈsti-kə-lē\ adverb
stickiness play \ˈsti-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sticky in a sentence

  1. The sap is very sticky.

  2. There is a sticky substance on the table.

  3. The paint was still sticky.

  4. The weather was hot and sticky.



1731

First Known Use of sticky

1731

Rhymes with sticky



STICKY Defined for Kids

sticky

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adjective \ˈsti-kē\

Definition of sticky for Students

stickierstickiest

  1. 1 :  tending to cling like glue :  adhesive <sticky syrup>

  2. 2 :  coated with a substance that sticks to things <My fingers are sticky.>

  3. 3 :  muggy, humid <a sticky day>

  4. 4 :  tending to become blocked or jammed <sticky windows>

stickiness noun




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