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English definition of “clingy”

clingy

adjective (STAYING CLOSE)    /klɪŋ.i/ disapproving
describes someone who stays close to someone who is taking care of them and depends on them: Jimmy is a very clingy child.Anxious and worried
(Definition of clingy adjective (STAYING CLOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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