Stick·y a. [Compar. Stickier superl. Stickiest.] Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
Herbs which last longest are those of strong smell, and with a sticky stalk. --Bacon.
adj 1: having the properties of glue [syn: gluey, glutinous, gummy,
mucilaginous, pasty, viscid, viscous]
2: moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing
sticking to the body; "felt sticky and chilly at the same
3: hot or warm and humid; "muggy weather"; "the steamy
tropics"; "sticky weather" [syn: muggy, steamy]
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, unenviable]