stickiness

(redirected from stickinesses)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

stick·y

 (stĭk′ē)
adj. stick·i·er, stick·i·est
1. Having the property of adhering or sticking to a surface; adhesive.
2. Covered with an adhesive agent.
3. Warm and humid; muggy: a sticky day.
4. Informal Painful or difficult: a sticky situation.
5. Economics Tending to remain the same despite changes in the economy. Used of prices or wages.
6. Computers
a. Of or relating to an item of software or hardware, such as an onscreen graphic or mouse button, that remains active for a brief time after being touched: sticky keys; a sticky menu.
b. Of or relating to content designed to increase the duration of visits to a website.

stick′i·ly adv.
stick′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stickiness - the property of sticking to a surface
viscosity, viscousness - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
adhesiveness, adherence, adhesion, bond - the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
Translations
إلتِصاق، دَبِقِيَّه، إرْتِباك
lepkavost
penibelhed
e-î sem límir/límist
yapışkanlık

stickiness

[ˈstɪkɪnɪs] N
1. (= gooiness) [of substance, object] → lo pegajoso
to remove stickiness from your hands, use a damp clothpara que los dedos dejen de estar pegajosos, usar un trapo húmedo
2. (= adhesiveness) → adherencia f
the tape has lost its stickinessla cinta ya no pega
3. (= mugginess) [of weather, day] → lo bochornoso; [of climate, heat] → lo húmedo
4. (= sweatiness) [of person, palms] → lo húmedo
5. (= awkwardness) [of situation] → lo difícil, lo delicado; [of problem, moment] → lo difícil

stickiness

n (lit)Klebrigkeit f; (of atmosphere, weather)Schwüle f; (of air)Stickigkeit f; the stickiness of the situationdie heikle Situation

stickiness

[ˈstɪkɪnɪs] n (of pastry) → collosità f inv; (of mud) → vischiosità f inv (fam) (of situation) → difficoltà f inv

stick1

(stik) past tense, past participle stuck (stak) verb
1. to push (something sharp or pointed) into or through something. She stuck a pin through the papers to hold them together; Stop sticking your elbow into me!
2. (of something pointed) to be pushed into or through something. Two arrows were sticking in his back.
3. to fasten or be fastened (by glue, gum etc). He licked the flap of the envelope and stuck it down; These labels don't stick very well; He stuck (the broken pieces of) the vase together again; His brothers used to call him Bonzo and the name has stuck.
4. to (cause to) become fixed and unable to move or progress. The car stuck in the mud; The cupboard door has stuck; I'll help you with your arithmetic if you're stuck.
ˈsticker noun
an adhesive label or sign bearing eg a design, political message etc, for sticking eg on a car's window etc. The car sticker read `Blood donors needed'.
ˈsticky adjective
1. able, or likely, to stick or adhere to other surfaces. He mended the torn book with sticky tape; sticky sweets.
2. (of a situation or person) difficult; awkward.
ˈstickily adverb
ˈstickiness noun
sticking-plasterplasterˈstick-in-the-mud noun
a person who never does anything new.
come to a sticky end
to have an unpleasant fate or death.
stick at
to persevere with (work etc). He must learn to stick at his job.
stick by
to support or be loyal to (a person). His friends stuck by him when he was in trouble.
stick it out
to endure a situation for as long as necessary.
stick out
1. to (cause to) project; His front teeth stick out; He stuck out his tongue.
2. to be noticeable. She has red hair that sticks out in a crowd.
stick one's neck out
to take a risk.
stick to/with
not to abandon. We've decided to stick to our previous plan; If you stick to me, I'll stick to you.
stick together
1. to (cause to) be fastened together. We'll stick the pieces together; The rice is sticking together.
2. (of friends etc) to remain loyal to each other. They've stuck together all these years.
stick up for
to speak in defence of (a person etc). When my father is angry with me, my mother always sticks up for me.