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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
sticky
    adj 1: having the sticky properties of an adhesive [syn:
           gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty,
           sticky, viscid, viscous]
    2: moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking
       to the body; "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"
    3: hot or warm and humid; "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics";
       "sticky weather" [syn: muggy, steamy, sticky]
    4: 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"
       [syn: awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable]
    5: covered with an adhesive material

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Sticky \Stick"y\, a. [Compar. Stickier; superl. Stickiest.]
   Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey;
   viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
   [1913 Webster]

         Herbs which last longest are those of strong smell, and
         with a sticky stalk.                     --Bacon.
   [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for sticky:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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