adjective \ˈsti-kē\

: 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


Full Definition of STICKY

a :  adhesive
b (1) :  viscous, gluey
(2) :  coated with a sticky substance
:  humid, muggy; also :  clammy
:  tending to stick
a :  disagreeable, unpleasant <came to a sticky end>
b :  awkward, stiff
c :  difficult, problematic <a sticky situation>
:  excessively sentimental :  cloying
stick·i·ly \ˈsti-kə-lē\ adverb
stick·i·ness \ˈsti-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of STICKY

  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.

First Known Use of STICKY


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