from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the property of adhering or sticking to a surface; adhesive.
- adj. Covered with an adhesive agent.
- adj. Warm and humid; muggy: a sticky day.
- adj. Informal Painful or difficult: a sticky situation.
- adj. Economics Tending to remain the same despite changes in the economy. Used of prices or wages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able or likely to stick.
- adj. Potentially difficult to escape from.
- adj. Persistent.
- adj. Appearing on all virtual desktops.
- adj. Fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
- adj. Compelling enough to keep visitors from leaving.
- adj. Of weather, hot and wind-less and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
- n. A sticky note, such as a post-it note.
- n. A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.
- v. to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the property of adhering to a surface; inclining to stick; adhesive; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
- Humid; producing stickiness; muggy: as, a disagreeable, sticky day.
- Like a stick; stiff.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
- adj. hot or warm and humid
- adj. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
- adj. covered with an adhesive material
- adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive
From stick + -y. (Wiktionary)