adjective, stick·i·er, stick·i·est.
noun, plural stick·ies.
Examples from the Web for stickiness
A clay soil may be told by its stickiness; its power to form lumps or masses; its tendency to crack and bake under the hot sun.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
The adhesion is brought about not by any stickiness of the materials, for the substance has no such property.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The sun had come out, and the frosty ruts had softened to stickiness.The Copperhead|Harold Frederic
If you want to reach the acme of stickiness, try this stunt.A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
Tea was neither greasy nor sticky—grease and stickiness being two of the qualities which Miss Matty could not endure.Cranford|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for stickiness
adjective stickier or stickiest
verb stickies, stickying or stickied
noun plural stickies Australian informal
Word Origin and History for stickiness
1727, "adhesive," from stick (v.). An Old English word for this was clibbor. First recorded 1864 in the sense of "sentimental;" 1915 with the meaning "difficult." Of weather, "hot and humid," from 1895. Sticky wicket is 1952, from British slang, in reference to cricket.