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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.
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icky

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

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

icky

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

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

adj (inf)
(= yucky)ekelhaft, eklig (inf)
(= sentimental)kitschig (pej)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Made from soft and breathable materials, it's the must-have pieces of the season as it releases heat and its quick dry feature takes the fuzz and ickiness the body feels during summertime.
Sand Queen invokes traditional sources of terror from the beginning, with its opening description of "the biggest frigging spider" Kate has ever encountered (5), with all the skin-crawling ickiness that spiders often evoke.
Dullards Homer and Peter, for instance, figure in implied ickiness and unintentional sexual behavior involving fuel dispensers.
As people live longer and garner more visibility for it, there's not as much ickiness surrounding the fact that they've survived.
Depicting a mail-order zombie's ordeals arid retaliation, and mixing black humor as well as compassion, the low-budget film suggests a cross between Lucky McKee's "The Woman" and Jonathan Levine's "Warm Bodies," sans the farmer's misogyny or the latter's ickiness. Although its predominantly monochrome lensing looks coolly atmospheric on the bigscreen, this freaky outing will haunt only festivals and home formats.