Definition of clinging in English:

clinging

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɪŋɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a garment) fitting closely to the body and showing its shape: she was wearing a clinging black dress
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    • Even at that she is badly served by a frumpy blonde wig and clinging dresses that make her look more like a dumpy middle-aged housewife.
    • He points to her short, clinging dress and elegant heels.
    • She could see his muscles ripple under his clinging shirt.
  • 2Too dependent on someone emotionally: she wasn’t the clinging type
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    • Through projective identification, the clinging and overtly dependent borderline partner can express the split-off dependency needs of both.
    • Dependent personality disorder is described as a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to a submissive and clinging behavior as well as fears of separation.
    • She is a clinging, alcoholic, older woman who turns into the invading ‘monster’ of the film.

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