clammy


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clam·my

 (klăm′ē)
adj. clam·mi·er, clam·mi·est
1. Disagreeably moist, sticky, and cold to the touch: a clammy handshake.
2. Damp and unpleasant: clammy weather.
3. Uneasy; apprehensive: The ghost town gave us a clammy feeling.

[Middle English, sticky, probably from clam (from Old English, mud, clay) or from Middle Low German klam, stickiness.]

clam′mi·ly adv.
clam′mi·ness n.

clammy

(ˈklæmɪ)
adj, -mier or -miest
1. unpleasantly sticky; moist: clammy hands.
2. (of the weather, atmosphere, etc) close; humid
[C14: from Old English clǣman to smear; related to Old Norse kleima, Old High German kleimen]
ˈclammily adv
ˈclamminess n

clam•my

(ˈklæm i)

adj. -mi•er, -mi•est.
1. covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp: clammy hands.
2. sickly; morbid: a clammy feeling.
[1350–1400; Middle English, =clam sticky, cold and damp (akin to Old English clām mud, clay) + -y -y1]
clam′mi•ly, adv.
clam′mi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clammy - unpleasantly cool and humid; "a clammy handshake"; "clammy weather"; "a dank cellar"; "dank rain forests"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

clammy

adjective
1. moist, sweating, damp, sticky, sweaty, slimy My shirt was clammy with sweat.
2. damp, humid, dank, muggy, close As you peer down into this pit, the clammy atmosphere rises to meet your skin.
Translations
بارِدٌ وَدَبِق
vlhký a lepkavý
klam
òvalur
lipīgs
nemli ve yapışkanrutubetli

clammy

[ˈklæmɪ] ADJ (clammier (compar) (clammiest (superl))) (= damp) → frío y húmedo; (= sticky) → pegajoso

clammy

[ˈklæmi] adj [shirt, hands] → moite

clammy

adj (+er)feucht, klamm; a clammy handshakeein feuchter Händedruck

clammy

[ˈklæmɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hands) → sudaticcio/a, viscido/a; (weather) → appiccicoso/a, caldo/a e umido/a

clammy

(ˈklӕmi) adjective
damp and sticky. clammy hands.

clammy

a. frío y húmedo.

clammy

adj pegajoso y frío (piel, manos, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
The blood turned like ice in her veins, and a clammy moisture gathered upon her face.
says I; but that's a rather cold and clammy reception in the winter time, ain't it, Mrs Hussey?
I had lived in a clammy atmosphere of reverence, respect, deference, so long that they sent a quivery little cold wave through me:
We curled up in the clammy beds, and went to sleep without rocking.
Now, for the first time, the deep stillness of the place laid a clammy hand upon the spirits of the children.
As I laid her down--for I raised her and supported her on my arm while she drank--I covered her ice-cold and clammy hand with mine: the feeble fingers shrank from my touch--the glazing eyes shunned my gaze.
A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do.
I smell the fog that hung about the place; I see the hoar frost, ghostly, through it; I feel my rimy hair fall clammy on my cheek; I look along the dim perspective of the schoolroom, with a sputtering candle here and there to light up the foggy morning, and the breath of the boys wreathing and smoking in the raw cold as they blow upon their fingers, and tap their feet upon the floor.
Then they took the neat little cradle and swam away with it; but Thumbelina sat alone on the great green leaf and wept, for she did not want to live with the clammy toad, or marry her ugly son.
White, wet clouds, which swept by in ghostly fashion, so dank and damp and cold that it needed but little effort of imagination to think that the spirits of those lost at sea were touching their living brethren with the clammy hands of death, and many a one shuddered at the wreaths of sea-mist swept by.
Hastily raising myself on one arm, I looked around, but all was dark; and it seemed to me as if the rain must have penetrated through the flooring of the room above, for some kind of moisture appeared to fall, drop by drop, upon my forehead, and when I passed my hand across my brow, I felt that it was wet and clammy.
As it passed away, he drew his hand feebly across his clammy brow, and, smiling faintly, resumed his speech,--"on the brink of the grave, at a moment when all thoughts of me must be connected with the image of death, there can no longer be any necessity for silence.