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clinging

Pronunciation: /ˈklɪŋɪŋ/

Translation of clinging in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [pejorative/peyorativo] [adult] poco independiente; [person] pegajoso [colloquial/familiar], pesado [colloquial/familiar] a clinging vine una lapa
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [dress] que se pega or se ciñe al cuerpo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 [smell] que no se va fácilmente

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