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adjective as in gummy, adhesive

adjective as in humid and hot

adjective as in difficult, embarrassing, awkward

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Example Sentences

For most insects, the sticky, slingshot ride straight into a frog’s mouth spells the end.

The dietitian left her recommendations for Johnson on sticky notes and filed them electronically.

Sugiura confirmed that the beetles were actively escaping from the frog’s digestive tract by using sticky wax to fix some beetles’ legs together.

When threatened, these ocean creatures ooze a sticky mucus that can glow blue for days.

So far, they have reported that the lungs are filled with sticky mucus.

Paddle8 already has a “sticky collector base who are addicted to the site,” he says.

Empty cigarette packs, liquor bottles, containers sticky with food residue covered the floor.

She is equally desirous of Levine, as animalistic and eager to consume him while sticky with sanguine fluid.

That was cold, and I was covered in sticky blood in winter in England, on a castle wall.

Each of them was coated in something resembling a gray, sticky batter.

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?

The sheets of rubber from which the uppers and soles are cut are at this stage of the work plastic and very sticky.

Nothing more innocent-appearing yet more villainously sticky have I ever before encountered.

"These, madam," said I, handing her a small plush bag into which I had poured the "salvage" taken from my sticky palms.

Presently fingers came in contact with certain matter, which was thick and sticky to the touch.


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On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sticky, such as: syrupy, tacky, viscous, agglutinative, clinging, and gluey.

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