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adjective (stickier, stickiest)
1tending or designed to stick to things on contact or covered with something that sticks:her sticky bubblegum sticky tape (of a substance) glutinous; viscous:the dough should be moist but not sticky (of prices, interest rates, or wages) slow to change or react to change. 2(of the weather) hot and damp; muggy:it was an unusually hot and sticky summer damp with sweat:she felt hot and sticky and changed her clothes 3 informal involving problems; difficult or awkward:the relationship is going through a sticky patch 4(of a website or its content) attracting a long visit or repeat visits from users:make your site as sticky as possible to keep visitors there longer more and more often, web designers focus on the need to add sticky features to their sites (of a thread on an Internet message board) set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated:a sticky thread is now live on the forum informal long-lasting or persistent:his new nickname has proved to be surprisingly sticky
noun (plural stickies)
(on an Internet message board) a thread containing important information that is set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated.