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sticky

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

stick·i·erstick·i·est

Full Definition of STICKY

1
a :  adhesive
b (1) :  viscous, gluey
(2) :  coated with a sticky substance
2
:  humid, muggy; also :  clammy
3
:  tending to stick
4
a :  disagreeable, unpleasant <came to a sticky end>
b :  awkward, stiff
c :  difficult, problematic <a sticky situation>
5
:  excessively sentimental :  cloying
stick·i·ly \ˈsti-kə-lē\ adverb
stick·i·ness \ˈsti-kē-nəs\ noun
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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

1731
STICKY Defined for Kids

sticky

adjective \ˈsti-kē\
stick·i·erstick·i·est

Definition of STICKY for Kids

1
:  tending to cling like glue :  adhesive <sticky syrup>
2
:  coated with a substance that sticks to things <My fingers are sticky.>
3
:  muggy, humid <a sticky day>
4
:  tending to become blocked or jammed <sticky windows>
stick·i·ness noun
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