icky

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ick·y

 (ĭk′ē)
adj. ick·i·er, ick·i·est Informal
1. Disagreeably sticky: icky candy.
2. Offensive; distasteful: icky sentimentality.

[Probably ick + -y.]

ick′i·ly adv.
ick′i·ness n.

icky

(ˈɪkɪ)
adj, ickier or ickiest
1. sticky
2. excessively sentimental or emotional
ˈickiness n

ick•y

(ˈɪk i)

adj. ick•i•er, ick•i•est. Informal.
1. repulsive or distasteful.
2. excessively sweet or sentimental.
3. unsophisticated or old-fashioned.
4. sticky; viscid.
[1930–35, Amer.]
ick′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.icky - very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
2.icky - soft and sticky
adhesive - tending to adhere

icky

adjective
Informal. Not pleasant or agreeable:
Slang: yucky.
Translations

icky

[ˈɪkɪ] ADJ (= sticky) → todo pegajoso (fig) (= horrible) → asqueroso

icky

[ˈɪki] adj (mainly US)
(= sentimental) → gnangnan inv
(= sticky) → poisseux/euse

icky

adj (inf)
(= yucky)ekelhaft, eklig (inf)
(= sentimental)kitschig (pej)
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Though the first three episodes merely manage to truck in dull story lines before the fourth runs completely off the rails with ickily cute moments, implausible plot mechanics and manipulative tragedy, the show's overriding theme is delivered early on in tonight's episode.
Teri Polo, KaDee Strickland and Sarah Jones portray the sisters on the show; other cast members attending include the rather cute but also ickily monikered Missi Pyle (the first name, so perky and feminine, yet mispronounce it in full just a smidgen and the result sounds like you've been tromping through a poorly managed dog park).
A lazier, more ickily mawkish load of old tosh I've yet to see, the lowest point being where Derek's "favouritest" dog Ivor had to be put down - an unbearably manipulative scene which solely seemed to exist as a showcase for Gervais' actorly emoting.