An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gooey)
a. pegajoso (substance or object)
Don't sit there! The seat is sticky because someone spilled soda all over it.¡No te sientas allí! Está pegajoso el asiento porque alguien lo llenó de refresco.
It is a very sticky substance that can be difficult to remove.Se trata de una sustancia muy pegajosa que a veces cuesta quitar.
b. pringoso (object)
Ugh! Don't touch me! Your hands are all sticky from eating candy.¡Puaj! ¡No me toques! Tienes las manos totalmente pringosas de comer caramelos.
2. (adhesive)
a. adhesivo
Apply the sticky side of the label to the fabric.Aplicar la cara adhesiva de la etiqueta sobre la tela.
b. engomado
This tape is sticky on both sides.Esta cinta está engomada a ambos lados.
3. (weather)
a. bochornoso
With such sticky weather, I don't feel like doing anything.Con este tiempo tan bochornoso, no me apetece hacer nada.
b. húmedo y caluroso
Yesterday was one of the stickiest days all year.Ayer fue uno de los días más húmedos y calurosos de todo el año.
c. húmedo (heat)
I'm dying in this sticky heat. I have to jump in the pool.Este calor húmedo me mata. Necesito meterme en la piscina.
4. (sweaty)
a. sudado
I don't feel at all like hugging you when you're so sticky.No me apetece nada abrazarte cuando estás tan sudado.
5. (complicated)
a. difícil (situation or problem)
He was in a sticky situation. His car battery had gone dead in the middle of nowhere.Se encontraba en una situación difícil. Se le había agotado la batería del auto en medio de la nada.
b. delicado (situation)
It is a sticky situation that has to be dealt with with the utmost tact.Es una situación delicada, que debe tratarse con el mayor tacto posible.
6. (reluctant)
a. reticente
She was sticky about lending the car to us.Se mostró reticente a dejarnos el coche.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (substance)
a. pegajoso(a)
2. (climate, weather)
a. bochornoso(a)
3. (label)
a. adhesivo(a)
sticky tapecinta adhesiva
4. (colloquial)
a. problemático(a) (awkward)
to come to a sticky endtener un final sangriento
to be (batting) on a sticky wicketestar en un atolladero
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sticky [ˈstɪkɪ]
stickier (comparative)stickiest (superlative)
1 (gooey) [+substance, object] pegajoso; [+fingers] pegajoso; pringoso
the table was sticky with jam
to have sticky eyes tener los ojos legañosos; (Med) tener los ojos pegados por la conjuntivitis
to have sticky fingers tener la mano larga (informal)
to be or bat on a sticky wicket estar en un aprieto
2 (adhesive) [+label] engomado; adhesivo
3 (muggy) [+weather, day] bochornoso; [+climate] húmedo (y caluroso); [+heat] húmedo
...a hot, sticky, July afternoon
4 (sweaty) sudado
to feel hot and sticky sudar y pasar calor
shopping in a heatwave is a recipe for getting hot and sticky
5 (awkward) [+situation] difícil; delicado; [+problem, moment, start] difícil
conversation was very sticky
to be sticky about doing sth ser reticente a hacer algo; poner muchas pegas para hacer algo; to go through a sticky patch pasar por una mala racha
The government is going through a sticky patch Her research was going through a sticky patch Every player goes through a sticky patch at some time or other
to come to a sticky end acabar mal
sticky bun (n) bollo, a menudo de frutas o especias, cubierto con una capa de azúcar
sticky tape (n) cinta (f) adhesiva
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