adjective, stickier, stickiest.
having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive.
covered with adhesive or viscid matter:
(of the weather or climate) hot and humid:
It was an unbearably sticky day.
requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult:
a rather sticky diplomatic problem; Breaking the news is going to be sticky.
Informal. unpleasant; unfortunate; nasty:
The villain of the story meets a sticky end.
noun, plural stickies.
one of a number of small sheets of paper on a pad, each having an adhesive backing that allows it to be positioned and repositioned on smooth surfaces.
adjective stickier, stickiest
covered or daubed with an adhesive or viscous substance: sticky fingers
having the property of sticking to a surface
(of weather or atmosphere) warm and humid; muggy
(of prices) tending not to fall in deflationary conditions
(informal) difficult, awkward, or painful: a sticky business
(US, informal) sentimental
(of a website) encouraging users to visit repeatedly
verb stickies, stickying, stickied
(transitive) (informal) to make sticky
noun (Austral, informal) (pl) stickies
short for stickybeak
an inquisitive look or stare (esp in the phrase have a sticky at)
stick up for
noun 1. Also called sticking point. the place or point at which something stops and holds firm. 2. the place in the lower part of an animal’s neck where the knife is thrust in slaughtering.
noun 1. a point, detail, or circumstance causing or likely to cause a stalemate or impasse: The bill would have gone through the Senate quickly but for one sticking point. 2. sticking place (def 1). sticking point noun 1. a problem or point on which agreement cannot be reached, preventing progress from being made
noun 1. walking stick (def 2). stick insect noun 1. any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order Phasmida Also called (US and Canadian) walking stick See also leaf insect
[stik-in-th uh-muhd] /ˈstɪk ɪn ðəˌmʌd/ noun 1. someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy. stick-in-the-mud noun 1. (informal) a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination