Definition of clingy in English:

clingy

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɪŋi
 
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adjective (clingier, clingiest)

  • 1(Of a garment) liable to cling; clinging: a clingy top
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    • This leaves ample scope for clingy vests, suede halter tops and vulgar Hawaiian shirts.
    • But what's with the garish red walls of the underpass and the ridiculously clingy dress hugging Alex's voluptuous frame?
    • Her beautiful clingy dress that she had worn last night was in a heap on the floor along with her stiletto heels, aluminum crown, and corsage.
  • 2(Of a person) too emotionally dependent: at about 18 months my son became very clingy
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    • Where once she was outgoing and confident, now she is clingy and dependent.
    • If this week people are clingy and dependant, easily offended and insecure, don't be manipulated by their whims of steel.
    • She was dependent on me, she was clingy and needy, and she didn't have a strong support system.

Derivatives

clinginess

noun
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  • But I got bored with more than Steph's clinginess.
  • I'm sure the clinginess is part of the annoyingness.
  • What could be a joyous occasion, as well as an important milestone in your life, is usurped by someone else's clinginess.

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