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sticky

stick·y

sticky

pronunciation:
stI ki
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: stickier, stickiest
definition 1: tending to adhere when touched.
sticky glue
synonyms:
adhesive, gluey, tacky
similar words:
adherent, gummy, tenacious, viscid
definition 2: covered with or containing an adhesive or tacky substance.
the sticky side of the tape
synonyms:
gummed, viscid
similar words:
adherent, adhesive, gluey, gummy, tacky
definition 3: hot or warm and very humid; muggy.
sticky weather in late summer
synonyms:
humid, muggy
antonyms:
cool, fresh
similar words:
close, hot, steamy, stifling, sultry
definition 4: awkward, unpleasant, and hard to handle.
a sticky situation
synonyms:
awkward, delicate, ticklish
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
difficult, hairy, precarious, touch-and-go, tricky
derivations: stickily (adv.), stickiness (n.)
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