View definitions for gluey


adjective as in gelatinous

adjective as in gooey

adjective as in gummy

adjective as in mucilaginous

adjective as in pasty

adjective as in sticky

adjective as in viscose

adjective as in viscous

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Example Sentences

The pasta stayed curly because the starchy pasta gets gluey as it cooks.

The gluey nature of cooked pasta helps lock in the twists by fusing neighboring grooves together, the researchers determined.

Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.

Van Ness studied the glisten on his yellow beard, the gluey softness of his blue eyes.

The fried sardines were succeeded by the regulation braised beef with the gluey brown sauce which grows in most foreign hotels.

In the summer season, however, the coating became soft and gluey, and was not comfortable to walk upon.

She covered his gluey face with kisses—mothers never being disgusted, from their caresses seeming to purify everything.

Ladanum is a varnish or gluey coating found on the leaves of Cistus creticus, which grows in Crete.


On this page you'll find 134 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gluey, such as: glutinous, gummy, jelled, jellied, jelly-like, and mucilaginous.

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