English Synonyms and Antonyms
Adhesive is the scientific, sticking or sticky the popular word. That which is adhesive tends to join itself to the surface of any other body with which it is placed in contact; cohesive expresses the tendency of particles of the same substance to hold together. Polished plate glass is not adhesive, but such plates packed together are intensely cohesive. An adhesive plaster is in popular language a sticking-plaster. Sticky expresses a more limited, and generally annoying, degree of the same quality. Glutinous, gummy, viscid, and viscous are applied to fluid or semi-fluid substances, as pitch or tar.
The stiff, wet clay, adhesive to the foot, impeded progress.
gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)
having the sticky properties of an adhesive
moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
"felt sticky and chilly at the same time"
muggy, steamy, sticky(adj)
hot or warm and humid
"muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather"
awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable(adj)
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
"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"
mortifying, unenviable, ungainly, ill-chosen, clumsy, inapt, glutinous, mucilaginous, viscous, awkward, bunglesome, muggy, cumbersome, viscid, inept, embarrassing, gummy, ill at ease(p), gluey, pasty, uneasy, steamy
covered with an adhesive material
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How to use sticky in a sentence?
If a human, for example, wanted to climb up a wall the way a gecko does, we ’d need impractically large sticky feet -- and shoes in European size 145 or Walter Federle size 114.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
It's a sticky gel that goes into [the tubes] and basically filters out sperm.
The revenue stream for Microsoft is extremely sticky.
I know this might be a little illegal, guys, but you put a little spray, a little stickum on the them, to make sure that texture is a little sticky.
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- adherente, exitoso, pegajoso, popular, escabroso, bochornoso, peliagudo, predeterminado, adheribleSpanish
- leanailteachScottish Gaelic
- ngingita, kūpiapiaMāori
- кле́йкий, ли́пкийRussian
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