adjective, stick·i·er, stick·i·est.
noun, plural stick·ies.
Origin of sticky
Synonyms for sticky
Examples from the Web for stickiness
Historical Examples of stickiness
Knead this dough until it is soft and elastic, and free from stickiness.Sandwiches
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
He felt the stickiness, but the red blood was not welling out.The Memory of Mars
Raymond F. Jones
This prevents the stickiness sometimes so annoying in ironing.
There is a peculiar sort of stickiness about college marriages.At Good Old Siwash
The sun had come out, and the frosty ruts had softened to stickiness.The Copperhead
adjective stickier or stickiest
verb stickies, stickying or stickied
noun plural stickies Australian informal
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.