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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 ​betterwashyour sticky ​fingers. If the ​weather is sticky, it is ​hot and the ​airfeelswet.
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"sticky" in British English

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stickyadjective

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

B1 made of or ​covered with a ​substance that ​staysattached 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 withchocolate. If the ​weather is sticky, it is very ​hot and the ​airfeelswet.

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"sticky" in Business English

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stickyadjective

uk   us   /ˈstɪki/
made of or ​covered with a substance that ​staysfixed 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 ​longtime: Big ​mediagroups are ​drawn to ​socialnetworkingsites because of their "sticky" nature.
used to describe the ​slowspeed 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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