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 ?
A CANDIDATE canvassing his district met a Nurse wheeling a Baby in a carriage, and, stooping, imprinted a kiss upon the Baby's clammy muzzle.
The clammy coldness of his skin made Emily shudder, as they shook hands.
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.
It was cold and clammy, and made me shiver, but I did not care to stand up and run the risk of being discovered by his sharp eyes.
says I; but that's a rather cold and clammy reception in the winter time, ain't it, Mrs Hussey?
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.
We had just gone down below for a moment to commune in a battened- down cabin, with a large white chart lying limp and damp upon a cold and clammy table under the light of a smoky lamp.
As the writhing body of the black soared, as though by unearthly power, into the dense foliage of the forest, D'Arnot felt an icy shiver run along his spine, as though death had risen from a dark grave and laid a cold and clammy finger on his flesh.
The blood turned like ice in her veins, and a clammy moisture gathered upon her face.
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.
Her countenance, a natural carnation slightly embrowned by the season, had deepened its tinge with the beating of the rain-drops; and her hair, which the pressure of the cows' flanks had, as usual, caused to tumble down from its fastenings and stray beyond the curtain of her calico bonnet, was made clammy by the moisture, till it hardly was better than seaweed.
I could not have slept over a quarter of an hour when I was suddenly awakened by the passing of some cold and clammy thing across my forehead.