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sticky

[ stik-ee ]
/ 藞st瑟k i /
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adjective, stick路i路er, stick路i路est.
having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive.
covered with adhesive or viscid matter: sticky hands.
(of the weather or climate) hot and humid: It was an unbearably sticky day.
requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult: a rather sticky diplomatic problem; Breaking the news is going to be sticky.
Informal. unpleasant; unfortunate; nasty: The villain of the story meets a sticky end.
noun, plural stick路ies.
one of a number of small sheets of paper on a pad, each having an adhesive backing that allows it to be positioned and repositioned on smooth surfaces.
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Origin of sticky

1720鈥30; 1910鈥15 for def. 4; stick2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sticky

stick路i路ly, adverbstick路i路ness, nounnon路stick路y, adjectiveun路stick路y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sticky

sticky
/ (藞st瑟k瑟) /

adjective stickier or stickiest
verb stickies, stickying or stickied
(tr) informal to make sticky
noun plural stickies Australian informal
short for stickybeak
an inquisitive look or stare (esp in the phrase have a sticky at)

Derived forms of sticky

stickily, adverbstickiness, noun
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