sticky

Things that easily adhere to other things are sticky. Glue and tape are sticky. So is a wad of chewed gum — especially when you step in it. Yuck.

Many things are meant to be sticky, like the sticky notes you use for bookmarks or the sticky lint roller you use to remove cat hair from your pants. You can also describe hot, humid weather as sticky, or an awkward problem you can't easily shake: "They brought up a number of sticky issues in the meeting this morning." If someone has "sticky fingers," it means they're inclined to steal things.

Definitions of sticky
1

adj having the sticky properties of an adhesive

Synonyms:
gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, viscid, viscous
adhesive
tending to adhere

adj covered with an adhesive material

Synonyms:
adhesive
tending to adhere

adj hot or warm and humid

sticky weather”
Synonyms:
muggy, steamy
wet
covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

adj moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body

“felt sticky and chilly at the same time”
Synonyms:
wet
covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

adj hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

“a sticky question”
Synonyms:
awkward, embarrassing, unenviable
difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

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