Meaning of sticky


Pronunciation: (stik'ē), [key]
— stick•i•er, stick•i•est.
  1. having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive.
  2. covered with adhesive or viscid matter: sticky hands.
  3. (of the weather or climate) hot and humid: It was an unbearably sticky day.
  4. requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult: a rather sticky diplomatic problem; Breaking the news is going to be sticky.
  5. unpleasant; unfortunate; nasty: The villain of the story meets a sticky end.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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