from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a tendency to cling.
  • adj. Pathetically possessive of someone, usually a significant other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Apt to cling; adhesive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Apt to cling; adhesive.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I would love to wear more dresses and skirts because you are right about T-shirts and jeans, but the skirts are too short and are meant to be worn bare-legged and the dresses are halter or strapless or made of thin clingy material, etc.

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  • I think many women have become wary of seeming to want or need a man for fear of appearing 'clingy' or weak.

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  • I really don't want Moffat to write Rose because he doesn't like her and I can see him writing her as a "clingy" ex-girlfriend if he felt forced to tie up the Doctor/Rose story.

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  • I think that his comment about her being "clingy" was just a smoke screen for whatever is going to happen.

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  • I only have to say one word for him to know what I mean, "clingy".

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  • I bet she wore some kind of clingy knit top that was sexy as hell while also being perfectly era-appropriate.

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  • With only 8 days to go, I'm getting a little "clingy" with Leo, but he doesn't seem to mind.

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  • And everyone has a friend like this, who ` s kind of clingy and like says the wrong thing, doesn ` t know when to call it a night, but Owen Wilson ` s character is so over-the-top.

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  • I am kind of clingy and protective around him lately.

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  • In fact, now and then, if a girl had come back more than once with him and seemed liable to grow what he termed "clingy," Jack would take a few moments of relaxed, post-coital time to ring Ivor -- reconnecting the phone briefly, if necessary -- while she looked on and listened.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


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