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Definition 1: having the sticky properties of an adhesive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sticky in the sense of this definition

(sticky is similar to ...) tending to adhere

Definition 2: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sticky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
  • an awkward pause followed his remark
  • a sticky question
  • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign

Synonyms for sticky in the sense of this definition

(sticky is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 3: covered with an adhesive material - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(sticky is similar to ...) tending to adhere

Definition 4: hot or warm and humid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sticky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muggy weather
  • the steamy tropics
  • sticky weather

Synonyms for sticky in the sense of this definition

(sticky is similar to ...) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

"a wet bathing suit" "wet sidewalks" "wet weather"

Definition 5: moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sticky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • felt sticky and chilly at the same time

(sticky is similar to ...) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

"a wet bathing suit" "wet sidewalks" "wet weather"

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