- 1(Of a garment) fitting closely to the body and showing its shape: she was wearing a clinging black dressMore 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.
- 2Overly dependent on someone emotionally: she wasn’t the clinging typeMore 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.
- A person who is submissively dependent on another.More example sentences
- Mama wants to see me as a clinging vine being shielded by a big strong man, and you fit the bill.
- If she is not this clinging vine, she is apt to rise superior to him, assert herself over him, and, after a while, humble him.
- Everyone knew this 27 year old actress was no clinging vine they could order around like a silly chorus girl.
More definitions of clingingDefinition of clinging in:
- The British & World English dictionary