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"sticky" in American English

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stickyadjective

 us   /ˈstɪk·i/
  • 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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"sticky" in British English

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stickyadjective

uk   /ˈstɪk.i/  us   /ˈstɪk.i/
  • sticky adjective (NOT DRY/SMOOTH)

B1 made of or covered with a substance that stays attached to any surface it touches: a sticky mess sticky fingers The floor's still sticky where I spilled the juice. The children's faces were sticky with chocolate.
If the weather is sticky, it is very hot and the air feels wet.

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"sticky" in Business English

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stickyadjective

uk   us   /ˈstɪki/
made of or covered with a substance that stays fixed to any surface it touches: We printed sticky labels to put on the envelopes.
E-COMMERCE, INTERNET used to describe a website that people like to stay on for a long time: Big media groups are drawn to social networking sites because of their "sticky" nature.
used to describe the slow speed with which a particular cause can have a particular effect: Home prices are a bit sticky right now because demand is down. Change is sticky: enterprises often hang on to existing ways of doing things far too long.
(Definition of sticky from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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