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sticky

adjective  /ˈstɪk·i/ us  

sticky adjective (DIFFICULT TO SOLVE)

difficult to deal with or solve: a sticky situation a sticky issue

sticky adjective (TENDING TO STICK)

tending to stick, or covered with a substance that sticks: You had better wash your sticky fingers. If the weather is sticky, it is hot and the air feels wet.
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