stick‧y comparative stickier, superlative stickiest
made of or covered with a substance that sticks to surfaces:
There's some sticky stuff in your hair.
a sticky floor
sticky tape/label etc British English (=tape etc that is made so it will stick to surfaces)
weather that is sticky makes you feel uncomfortably hot, wet, and dirty [= humid]:
It was hot and sticky and there was nowhere to sit.
a sticky situation, question, or problem is difficult or dangerous:
a sticky political issue
sticky patch British English
The business hit a sticky patch and lost £4.8 million.
a website that is sticky is interesting to the people looking at it and makes them want to look at it for a long period of time
to be likely to steal something
6 British English informal
to die in a violent way
7 British English informal
to be in a situation that will cause problems for you
—stickiness noun [uncountable]