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sticky (adj.)

1727, "adhesive, inclined to stick," from stick (v.) + -y (2). An Old English word for this was clibbor. First recorded 1864 in the sense of "sentimental;" of situations, 1915 with the meaning "difficult." Of weather, "hot and humid," from 1895. Sticky wicket is 1952, from British slang, in reference to cricket. Related: Stickily; stickiness.

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Definitions of sticky

sticky (adj.)
having the sticky properties of an adhesive;
sticky (adj.)
moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body;
felt sticky and chilly at the same time
sticky (adj.)
hot or warm and humid;
sticky weather
Synonyms: muggy / steamy
sticky (adj.)
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
a sticky question
Synonyms: awkward / embarrassing / unenviable
sticky (adj.)
covered with an adhesive material;
From wordnet.princeton.edu