What does sticky mean?

Definitions for sticky
ˈstɪk istick·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscousadjective

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive

  2. stickyadjective

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

    "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"

  3. muggy, steamy, stickyadjective

    hot or warm and humid

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

  4. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviableadjective

    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"

  5. stickyadjective

    covered with an adhesive material

Wiktionary

  1. stickynoun

    A sticky note, such as a post-it note.

    Her desk is covered with yellow stickies.

  2. stickynoun

    A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.

  3. stickyverb

    to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

  4. stickyadjective

    Able or likely to stick.

    Is this tape sticky enough to stay on that surface?

  5. stickyadjective

    Potentially difficult to escape from.

    This is a sticky situation. We could be in this for weeks if we're not careful.

  6. stickyadjective

    Persistent.

    We should make the printing direction sticky so the user doesn't have to keep setting it.

  7. stickyadjective

    Appearing on all virtual desktops.

  8. stickyadjective

    Fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

  9. stickyadjective

    Compelling enough to keep visitors from leaving.

    A woman has come to me with the complaint that her website is not "sticky" - 70% of the visits last 30 seconds or less.

  10. stickyadjective

    Of weather, hot and wind-less and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sticky

    having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sticky

    stik′i, adj. that sticks or adheres: adhesive: glutinous.—n. Stick′iness. [Stick.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sticky in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sticky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sticky in a Sentence

  1. Justin Danhof:

    They all had contracts, right? It can get very messy and very sticky because when you see, like, this person's going to get a $9 million payout, but this [other] person isn't going to get anything, that creates a lot of discrepancies.

  2. Theodore Whitmore:

    I can’t comment whether it’s commitment, it’s a sticky situation. There’s not much I can say. ... I don’t want to point any fingers. I don’t know who is at fault, All I can say is the player was selected.

  3. John Palabrica:

    It puts the grinders in a sticky situation as they will have to buy larger quantities from smaller firms, thereby increasing their risk.

  4. Chua Kee Lock:

    This partnership with Toyota will keep Grab's platform 'sticky' and give drivers less incentive to switch to competitors, this is Grab's edge over the long-run.

  5. Paul Burnside:

    Demand has proved to be very sticky and consumers have accepted that SOP prices aren't going to fall.

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