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, Australian Slang. 1. a busybody; meddler. noun 1. an inquisitive person verb 2. (intransitive) to pry
- Sticky bit
operating system The bit in the mode of a Unix file which, if set for an executable, tells the kernel to keep the code loaded in swap space even after it has finished executing on the assumption that it is likely to be used again soon. This performance optimisation was included in some early (and […]
- Sticky blood
noun 1. a condition of the blood, particularly associated with Hughes syndrome, in which antibodies tend to adhere to platelets and glue them together, leading to an increased likelihood of clotting
- Sticky content
World-Wide Web World-Wide Web pages that refer only or mostly to pages on the same website. This is important to some commercial sites who want users to keep accessing pages from their site because they receive advertising income from each hit. It does however somewhat miss the point of the World-Wide Web which is to […]