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sticky Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    pasty; gluey; gummy; glutinous; mucilaginous; viscid; viscous.
  2. adjective satellite moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
    • felt sticky and chilly at the same time
  3. adjective satellite hot or warm and humid
    muggy; steamy.
    • muggy weather
    • the steamy tropics
    • sticky weather
  4. adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    embarrassing; unenviable; awkward.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  5. adjective satellite covered with an adhesive material

Stick"y adjective
comparative Stickier ; superlative Stickiest
  1. Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
    Herbs which last longest are those of strong smell, and with a sticky stalk. Bacon.

Webster 1913