Pronunciation: (stik'ē),[key] —adj.,stick•i•er, stick•i•est. 1. having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive.
2. covered with adhesive or viscid matter: sticky hands. 3. (of the weather or climate) hot and humid: It was an unbearably sticky day. 4. requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult: a rather sticky diplomatic problem; Breaking the news is going to be sticky. 5. Informal.unpleasant; unfortunate; nasty: The villain of the story meets a sticky end.