sticking point love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A disputed issue or state of affairs that causes an interruption or outright impasse in progress towards some goal or resolution, especially in negotiation or argumentation.
  • n. The point at which a process or thing, especially a state of mind or emotion, reaches its greatest strength and remains steadfast; sticking-place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as Sticking place, above.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sticking-place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal


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  • Sisko smiled in relief as his back spasm ended, as suddenly as it had begun, and as he at the same time relived a sudden memory of the one sticking point Jake—like most five-year-olds—had had when it came to learning stardates.


  • As I gather my papers Otti suddenly raises the one issue that has been a sticking point in all discussions with the LRA and over which I have no say.

    A Billion Lives

  • The only sticking point was Le Couteulx; concerned about mounting political pressure on the Farmers, the banker held out for a 5 percent commission on his services.

    Robert Morris


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