adjective, ick·i·er, ick·i·est.Informal.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ickyick·i·ness, noun
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The idea of human hearts or livers growing inside an animal may be icky, but tolerable, to some.Scientists Grew Human Cells in Monkey Embryos, and Yes, It’s an Ethical Minefield|Shelly Fan|April 20, 2021|Singularity Hub
She wanted to thrill without making it feel icky or lascivious.Promising Young Woman’s explosive ending and Best Picture chances, explained|Emily VanDerWerff|April 16, 2021|Vox
In the past decades we’ve learned a lot about the icky ingredients lurking in our favorite personal products.Are ‘clean’ cosmetics better for us than other beauty products?|Sara Kiley Watson|March 17, 2021|Popular Science
Despite the pandemic’s impact on all of us, sick and healthy, we’ve actually seen a record-breaking low amount of another icky, highly-contagious respiratory virus—the flu.Flu cases have been shockingly low during the pandemic. Here why.|Sara Kiley Watson|January 15, 2021|Popular Science
Add in the long-term injury factor, and there’s something extra icky about tanking in football in particular.
One lefty tweeter even complained that an invasion of icky American tourists would undermine “family values” in Cuba.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Actually, rather like Gruber, we feel rather icky about fairy tales.
From the rise of the rosebud niche to headlines about STDs outbreaks, the XXX industry may be commercially icky.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn|Aurora Snow|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he sees a child held in such a way now, it gives him “an icky feeling.”Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too|Tim Teeman|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The celeb-endorsed craze promises to flush your body of icky impurities with a flood of juice.
Three went down on "phthis-icky" and four on "Ticdouloureux."Strange Stories of the Great Valley|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
ICKY took flight with them, and got so close to the sun that the wax melted and his wings came off.
Uncle Icky got out of his bunk, built a fire in the stove and set his coffee to boil.
The most important fact is that Icky Jones has been a fool for over twenty year.
At Uncle Icky's request, the yacht sailed first for the coast-guard station.