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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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