Clammiest
Clammy Clam"my, a. [Compar. {Clammier}; superl. {Clammiest}.] [Cf. AS. cl[=a]m clay. See {Clam} to clog, and cf. {Clay}.] Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold perspiration. [1913 Webster]

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  • clammiest — clam·my || klæmɪ adj. cool and damp, humid and sticky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Clammier — Clammy Clam my, a. [Compar. {Clammier}; superl. {Clammiest}.] [Cf. AS. cl[=a]m clay. See {Clam} to clog, and cf. {Clay}.] Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clammy — Clam my, a. [Compar. {Clammier}; superl. {Clammiest}.] [Cf. AS. cl[=a]m clay. See {Clam} to clog, and cf. {Clay}.] Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clammy — clammily, adv. clamminess, n. /klam ee/, adj. clammier, clammiest. 1. covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp: clammy hands. 2. sickly; morbid: She had a clammy feeling that something was wrong at home. [1350 1400; ME, equiv. to ME… …   Universalium

  • clammy — adjective (clammier, clammiest) unpleasantly damp and sticky or slimy. ↘(of air) cold and damp. Derivatives clammily adverb clamminess noun Origin ME: from dialect clam to be sticky or adhere , of Gmc origin; related to clay …   English new terms dictionary

  • clammy — UK [ˈklæmɪ] / US adjective Word forms clammy : adjective clammy comparative clammier superlative clammiest cold and wet in an unpleasant way Her hands felt cold and clammy. Derived word: clamminess noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • clammy — /ˈklæmi / (say klamee) adjective (clammier, clammiest) covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp. {Middle English, based on Old English clām sticky clay, mud} –clamminess, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • clammily — clammy ► ADJECTIVE (clammier, clammiest) 1) unpleasantly damp and sticky. 2) (of air) cold and damp. DERIVATIVES clammily adverb clamminess noun. ORIGIN from dialect clam «to be sticky»; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • clamminess — clammy ► ADJECTIVE (clammier, clammiest) 1) unpleasantly damp and sticky. 2) (of air) cold and damp. DERIVATIVES clammily adverb clamminess noun. ORIGIN from dialect clam «to be sticky»; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • clammy — ► ADJECTIVE (clammier, clammiest) 1) unpleasantly damp and sticky. 2) (of air) cold and damp. DERIVATIVES clammily adverb clamminess noun. ORIGIN from dialect clam «to be sticky»; related to …   English terms dictionary

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