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See definition of sticky on Dictionary.com
  • adj.gummy, adhesive
  • adj.humid and hot
  • adj.difficult, embarrassing, awkward

synonyms for sticky

  • syrupy
  • tacky
  • viscous
  • agglutinative
  • clinging
  • gluey
  • glutinous
  • ropy
  • tenacious
  • viscid
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antonyms for sticky

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  • dry
  • smooth
  • dry
  • cool
  • pleasant
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How to use sticky in a sentence

For most insects, the sticky, slingshot ride straight into a frog’s mouth spells the end.
SOME BEETLES CAN BE EATEN BY A FROG, THEN WALK OUT THE OTHER ENDJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The dietitian left her recommendations for Johnson on sticky notes and filed them electronically.
SENT HOME TO DIEBY ANNIE WALDMAN AND JOSHUA KAPLANSEPTEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
Sugiura confirmed that the beetles were actively escaping from the frog’s digestive tract by using sticky wax to fix some beetles’ legs together.
WATER BEETLES CAN LIVE ON AFTER BEING EATEN AND EXCRETED BY A FROGJONATHAN LAMBERTAUGUST 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When threatened, these ocean creatures ooze a sticky mucus that can glow blue for days.
THIS TUBE WORM’S GLOWING SLIME MAY HELP SUSTAIN ITS OWN SHINECAROLYN WILKEJUNE 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
So far, they have reported that the lungs are filled with sticky mucus.
HOW TO COPE AS COVID-19 IMPOSES SOCIAL DISTANCINGSHEILA MULROONEY ELDREDMARCH 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
How could this be done so that our clothing would be made water-tight and yet not be sticky in summer or stiff in winter?
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The sheets of rubber from which the uppers and soles are cut are at this stage of the work plastic and very sticky.
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Nothing more innocent-appearing yet more villainously sticky have I ever before encountered.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
"These, madam," said I, handing her a small plush bag into which I had poured the "salvage" taken from my sticky palms.
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Presently fingers came in contact with certain matter, which was thick and sticky to the touch.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STICKY

  • adherent
  • adhering
  • agglutinant
  • attaching
  • clinging
  • clingy
  • gelatinous
  • glutinous
  • gooey
  • gummed
  • gummy
  • holding
  • hugging
  • mucilaginous
  • pasty
  • resinous
  • sticky
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • waxy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.