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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

Full Definition of sticky

stick·i·erstick·i·est

  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

stick·i·ly play \ˈsti-kə-lē\ adverb
stick·i·ness play \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.



1731

First Known Use of sticky

1731

Rhymes with sticky




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