apt to cling; adhesive or tenacious: a clingy fabric.
- cling·i·ness, noun
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How to use clingy in a sentence
They can be irritable or clingy and have meltdowns over seemingly tiny things.Kids are feeling anxiety about a ‘return to normal’ | Melinda Wenner Moyer | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
It retained some sweat on sweltering runs, but it never got saturated and clingy.My Favorite Sweat-Wicking Workout Shirt for Hot Weather | Graham Averill | May 6, 2021 | Outside Online
Malaria parasites survive tough times by not being too clingy.How malaria parasites hide from the human immune system | Erin Garcia de Jesus | October 26, 2020 | Science News
Over the years, Miss Piggy has been faulted for her clingy, seemingly obsessive relationship with Kermit the Frog.
And a few weeks later, he committed the same offense, stepping outside in some (un)fortunately super-clingy pants.‘Mad Men’: Jon Hamm’s Penis is Too Big for Clothes, Needs Airbrushing | Anna Klassen | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Vivian Salama on why Yemenis can't shake their clingy ex-president.
If Karzai were a clingy ex, Obama could then change his phone number or, in the worst-case scenario, file a restraining order.
Clad head to toe in clingy black fabrics—the top half of her sequined!
And when he had made up his mind what to do he gritted his teeth and put both arms about the clingy Thing.Princeton Stories | Jesse Lynch Williams
She was as remote as the stars, he knew, yet a moment before he had felt her soft, clingy scarf blowing against his face.God's Green Country | Ethel M. Chapman
I hed a gown o' thet once: it was drefful kind o' clingy stuff.Mercy Philbrick's Choice | Helen Hunt Jackson
The stuff was spongy and sticky and clingy, and he had now sunk deep into it up to his stomach.Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier | Frances Trego Montgomery