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Synonyms for sticky
ˈstɪk i

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sticky

    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.

    Synonyms:
    adhesive, cohesive, glutinous, gummy, sticking, viscid, viscous

    Antonyms:
    free, inadhesive, loose, separable

    Preposition:
    The stiff, wet clay, adhesive to the foot, impeded progress.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive

    Synonyms:
    embarrassing, viscous, gummed, mucilaginous, steamy, syrupy, gummy, muggy, gluey, viscid, pasty, glutinous, unenviable, pastelike, awkward

    Antonyms:
    dry, nonadhesive, easy

  2. sticky(adj)

    moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body

    "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"

    Synonyms:
    embarrassing, viscous, awkward, mucilaginous, steamy, gummy, muggy, gluey, viscid, pasty, glutinous, unenviable

    Antonyms:
    dry, nonadhesive, easy

  3. muggy, steamy, sticky(adj)

    hot or warm and humid

    "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather"

    Synonyms:
    viscid, unenviable, gummy, horny, ruttish, glutinous, mucilaginous, viscous, muggy, steaming, aroused, pasty, turned on(p), randy, embarrassing, awkward, gluey, steamy

    Antonyms:
    dry, nonadhesive, easy

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    easy, nonadhesive, dry

  5. sticky(adj)

    covered with an adhesive material

    Synonyms:
    embarrassing, viscous, awkward, mucilaginous, steamy, gummy, muggy, gluey, viscid, pasty, glutinous, unenviable

    Antonyms:
    easy, dry, nonadhesive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sticky(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adhesive, glutinous, viscous, viscid, tenacious, gluey

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sticky(a)

    Synonyms:
    adhesive, viscous, viscid, mucilaginous, glutinous, clammy, tenacious

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Sticky":

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#934quick
#3809rapid
#5289horny
#5970pantyhose
#7237randy
#8323sticker
#9246sticky
#9645persistent
#10643adhesive
#14909sticking
#17452awkward
#19258embarrassing
#27357cohesive
#27419cumbersome
#27699uneasy
#28776clumsy
#28877aroused
#30970steaming
#32670viscous
#35414steamy
#38672tacky
#41493inept
#48820slimy
#49780gooey
#55158gummy
#61729pasty
#64406onthe
#102507gummed
#106749syrupy
#111317muggy
#116018unenviable
#119592clingy
#121797ungainly
#135252glutinous
#178788mortifying
#264062viscid
#287299mucilaginous
#291589inapt
#320960gluey

How to use sticky in a sentence?

  1. Walter Federle:

    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.

  2. Fran Lebowitz:

    Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

  3. Elaine Lissner:

    It's a sticky gel that goes into [the tubes] and basically filters out sperm.

  4. Alex Zukin:

    The revenue stream for Microsoft is extremely sticky.

  5. Famer Jerry Rice:

    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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