sticky

  • 21sticky — [ˈstɪki] adj 1) made of or covered with a substance that sticks to other things The dough should be soft but not sticky.[/ex] sticky fingers[/ex] 2) sticky weather is hot and DAMP (= with a lot of water in the air) Syn: humid 3) a sticky… …

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  • 22sticky —   Pipili, ho opili.   Also: pīlalilali, pīlali, lali, aweawe, uo uo; ālikalika (fig., stingy); ūlika, ūlikalika, pīlekaleka, leka, pālololo, lina; pīkale (as water on a poi board).    ♦ Any sticky matter, pilipili.    ♦ Sticky juice, kēpau.    ♦… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 23sticky — adj. (stickier, stickiest) 1 tending or intended to stick or adhere. 2 glutinous, viscous. 3 (of the weather) humid. 4 colloq. awkward or uncooperative; intransigent (was very sticky about giving me leave). 5 colloq. difficult, awkward (a sticky… …

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  • 24sticky — 1. adjective a) Able or likely to stick. Is this tape sticky enough to stay on that surface? b) Potentially difficult to escape from. This is a sticky situation. We could be in this for weeks if were not careful. 2. noun …

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  • 25sticky — I. /ˈstɪki / (say stikee) adjective (stickier, stickiest) 1. having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive. 2. covered with adhesive matter: sticky hands. 3. Cricket (of a wicket) affected by rain causing the ball to veer off in an… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 26sticky —  1. Unpleasant. Also a sticky end. A disagreeable form of death or ruin.  2. Difficult. Unresponsive. (Of people) Unaccommodating.  3. See wet and sticky.  4. bat on a sticky wicket Function in difficult circumstances …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 27sticky — adjective (stickier, stickiest) 1》 tending or designed to stick; adhesive.     ↘glutinous; viscous. 2》 (of the weather) hot and humid; muggy. 3》 damp with sweat. 4》 informal difficult; awkward. 5》 informal (of a website) attracting a long visit… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 28Sticky — look: Have a sticky at this (from stickybeak ) …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 29sticky — Australian Slang look: Have a sticky at this (from stickybeak ) …

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  • 30sticky — negative adjective with a variety of meanings if a friend is being lame or in anyway disagreeable... why you gotta be so sticky …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 31sticky — negative adjective with a variety of meanings if a friend is being lame or in anyway disagreeable... why you gotta be so sticky …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 32sticky —    a spirituous intoxicant    Usually a liqueur, from its tacky properties:     I spend the next two hours... with a litre bottle of some colourless but potent sticky at my elbow. {Private Eye, August 1983) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 33sticky — stick•y [[t]ˈstɪk i[/t]] adj. stick•i•er, stick•i•est, n. pl. stick•ies 1) having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive 2) covered with adhesive or viscid matter 3) (of the weather or climate) hot and humid 4) requiring careful treatment;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34sticky — Synonyms and related words: adherent, adhesive, amylaceous, awkward, bathed in sweat, bathetic, beaded with sweat, beery, boggy, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy, bullheaded, clabbered, clammy, clingy, close, clotted, cloying, coagulated,… …

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  • 35sticky — ● ►en adj. ● 1. ►UNIX Se dit d un attribut de fichier, qui permet d empêcher l effacement d un fichier temporaire et d accélérer l accès au fichier. Le swapper s efforce alors de placer le fichier dans des blocs continus sur le disque. Il ne faut …

    Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • 36sticky — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. adhesive, mucilaginous, glutinous, viscous, tenacious; humid, muggy; sweaty; tacky. See coherence. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. glutinous, ropy, viscous, gluey; see adhesive . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 37sticky —   …

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  • 38sticky — n British a liqueur. The word (like liqueur itself in middle class and society usage) is occasionally extended to refer to sweet wines …

    Contemporary slang

  • 39sticky — stick·y || stɪkɪ adj. adhesive; covered with something adhesive; warm and humid; difficult, complex (Informal); unpleasant, painful (Informal) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 40sticky — a. Adhesive, glutinous, viscous, viscid, tenacious, gluey …

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