Definition of icky
- put off by her icky triteness
- —Renata Adler
The trail was icky with mud.
the novel has an icky sentimentality that makes my skin crawl
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abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, bilious, disgusting, dreadful, foul, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, invidious, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, seamy, shocking, sick, sickening, ugly, vile, villainous;
: having a very unpleasant quality
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