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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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As people live longer and garner more visibility for it, there's not as much ickiness surrounding the fact that they've survived.
A few of Mayer's taunts are cruel and clumsy: "Strap into some heels that hurt/You shoulda kept my undershirt'' and "Sure was fun being good to you,'' which can be read with varying levels of ickiness.
I didn't know we were here to learn to endure the fact that people adore us anyway, and that it really is a "me too" situation--that we tell people about our darkest corners and ickiness, and they go, "Oh, thank you, me too.
OK, Alex proposing on some Irish chat show after being egged on by the host wasn't ideal, but then they defied medical odds to have a baby, which cancelled that ickiness out.
In this case, the word "babes" refers to children, as opposed to the kind of babes you may have been expecting - which only adds an extra layer of ickiness to proceedings.