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.)
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Needless to say then that watching Don't Tell The Bride on BBC1 left me feeling clammier than Spongebob Squarepants at an "all you can eat" seafood buffet.
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If a subject's hand shake is notably hotter, colder, drier, wetter, clammier, or more rigid/ tense than is normal, the person is clearly apprehensive because of some fear, phobia, or whatever.