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1. sticky

adjective. ['ˈstɪki'] having the sticky properties of an adhesive.

Synonyms

  • viscid
  • glutinous
  • mucilaginous
  • gluey
  • pasty
  • viscous
  • adhesive

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • thin
  • pleasant
  • ease

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Sticky

  • karanicki
  • skibicki
  • skalicky
  • rudnicky
  • rudnicki
  • karnicki
  • zywicki
  • walicki
  • rokicki
  • malicki
  • janicki
  • gimmicky
  • balicki
  • zwicky
  • tricky
  • trickey
  • quickie
  • o'kicki
  • frikkie
  • frickey
  • brickey
  • wickey
  • vicky
  • vickie
  • vicki
  • vickey
  • rikki
  • ricky
  • rickie
  • ricki

Example sentences of the word sticky


1. Adjective
Unroll eight inches of tape and place the cut straws along the sticky part of the tape like before.

Quotes containing the word sticky


1. Yeah. I mean, acknowledging is easy. Something happened or it didn't. But understanding... that's where things get sticky.
- Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

2. The other day I woke up to find my girlfriend already gone from the house, and a sticky note on the fridge that said, "I love you.""Oh my God,"I thought. "Somebody's obsessed with me, and they kidnapped my girlfriend just to get closer to me.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. I'm so excited. I just bought a new file cabinet, some manila folders, some sticky note pads, and a few highlighters, and I think I'm finally ready to enter into organized crime.
- Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

2. sticky

adjective. ['ˈstɪki'] moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body.

Antonyms

  • softness

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. sticky

adjective. ['ˈstɪki'] hot or warm and humid.

Synonyms

  • muggy
  • steamy

Antonyms

  • obedient
  • desirable
  • soft

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. sticky

adjective. ['ˈstɪki'] hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment.

Synonyms

  • difficult
  • unenviable
  • hard
  • awkward

Antonyms

  • undemanding
  • tractable
  • compliant
  • manageable

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. sticky

adjective. ['ˈstɪki'] covered with an adhesive material.

Antonyms

  • effortless

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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