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Meaning & Definition of Sticky in English

English

Sticky

/stɪki/

adjective

1. Having the sticky properties of an adhesive

    synonym:
  • gluey
  • ,
  • glutinous
  • ,
  • gummy
  • ,
  • mucilaginous
  • ,
  • pasty
  • ,
  • sticky
  • ,
  • viscid
  • ,
  • viscous

2. Moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body

  • "Felt sticky and chilly at the same time"
    synonym:
  • sticky

3. Hot or warm and humid

  • "Muggy weather"
  • "The steamy tropics"
  • "Sticky weather"
    synonym:
  • muggy
  • ,
  • steamy
  • ,
  • sticky

4. Hard to deal with

  • Especially causing pain or embarrassment
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • awkward
  • ,
  • embarrassing
  • ,
  • sticky
  • ,
  • unenviable

5. Covered with an adhesive material

    synonym:
  • sticky

Examples of using

The stick is sticky.