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)
References in periodicals archive ?
Last month, however, we were pleasantly surprised to watch some programs that focused on kids' less ephemeral and ickily ingratiating talents and abilities.
In fact, were Boyle rehired to restage the entire shebang today the centrepiece would probably be a giant inflatable of a heroin addict with his head stuck in a pub toilet in an attempt to recover his dislodged suppositories - just like in that ickily infamous scene from his '96 movie Trainspotting.
In fact, were Boyle rehired to restage the entire shebang today the centre piece would probably be a giant inflatable of a heroin addict with his head stuck in a pub toilet in an attempt to recover his dislodged suppositories - just like in that ickily infamous scene from his '96 movie Trainspotting.