icky

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adjective \ˈi-kē\

Definition of icky

ickier

;

ickiest

  1. :  offensive to the senses or sensibilities :  distasteful put off by her icky triteness — Renata Adler

ickiness

play \ˈi-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of icky in a Sentence

  1. The trail was icky with mud.

  2. the novel has an icky sentimentality that makes my skin crawl

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Origin and Etymology of icky

perhaps baby talk alteration of sticky


ICKY Defined for English Language Learners

icky

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adjective

Definition of icky for English Language Learners

  • : having a very unpleasant quality


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