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They can be irritable or clingy and have meltdowns over seemingly tiny things.

It retained some sweat on sweltering runs, but it never got saturated and clingy.

Malaria parasites survive tough times by not being too clingy.

Over the years, Miss Piggy has been faulted for her clingy, seemingly obsessive relationship with Kermit the Frog.

And a few weeks later, he committed the same offense, stepping outside in some (un)fortunately super-clingy pants.

Vivian Salama on why Yemenis can't shake their clingy ex-president.

If Karzai were a clingy ex, Obama could then change his phone number or, in the worst-case scenario, file a restraining order.

Clad head to toe in clingy black fabrics—the top half of her sequined!

And when he had made up his mind what to do he gritted his teeth and put both arms about the Clingy Thing.

She was as remote as the stars, he knew, yet a moment before he had felt her soft, clingy scarf blowing against his face.

I hed a gown o' thet once: it was drefful kind o' clingy stuff.

The stuff was spongy and sticky and clingy, and he had now sunk deep into it up to his stomach.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clingy, such as: gummy, sticky, adherent, holding, hugging, and pasty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.