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sticky

adjective

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1 tending to adhere to objects upon contact
  • both sides of the tape are sticky, making it a little tricky to work with

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2 containing or characterized by an uncomfortable amount of moisture
  • a warm sticky day when all we wanted to do was sit somewhere with air-conditioning

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3 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
  • an especially sticky conversation about money matters

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4 appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way
  • sticky love scenes that will bore cynics to death

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The first known use of sticky was in 1688

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“Sticky.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sticky. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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