embarrassing vs sticky what difference

what is difference between embarrassing and sticky

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, NYC) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbæɹəsɪŋ/
  • (General American, Marymarrymerry merger) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɛɹəsɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: em‧bar‧rass‧ing

Verb

embarrassing

  1. present participle of embarrass

Noun

embarrassing (usually uncountable, plural embarrassings)

  1. The action of the verb to embarrass; embarrassment.
    • May 11, 1715, Robert Wodrow, letter to Mrs Wodrow
      It seemed, at first, to be agreed, that the King should be addressed by the Assembly; but the time of presenting, because of the present embarrassings of affairs, to be left to the Commission.

Adjective

embarrassing (comparative more embarrassing, superlative most embarrassing)

  1. Causing embarrassment; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable shame or self-consciousness.

Synonyms

  • awkward
  • shameful

Derived terms

  • embarrassingly

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English

Etymology

From stick +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪki/
  • Rhymes: -ɪki

Adjective

sticky (comparative stickier, superlative stickiest)

  1. Able or likely to adhere via the drying of a viscous substance.
  2. Potentially difficult to escape from.
    • 2014, Michael White, “Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won’t believe”, The Guardian, 8 September 2014:
      Salmond studied medieval Scottish history as well as economics at university so he cannot say he has not had fair warning – it was even more turbulent and bloody than England at that time – and plenty of Scotland’s kings and leaders came to a sticky end.
  3. Of weather, hot and windless and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
    • 2008, Robert K. Fitts, Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball
      The baby was due in December and the hot, sticky August weather was making Jane uncomfortable.
  4. (finance) Tending to stay the same; resistant to change.
  5. (computing, informal, of a setting) Persistent.
  6. (computing, of a window) Appearing on all virtual desktops.
  7. (Internet, of threads on a bulletin board) Fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
  8. (Internet, of a website) Compelling enough to keep visitors from leaving.
  9. Similar to a stick

Synonyms

  • (able or likely to adhere): claggy, tenacious; see also Thesaurus:adhesive
  • (hot, windless and humid): close, muggy, sultry; see also Thesaurus:muggy

Derived terms

  • stickily
  • stickiness
  • sticky-backed plastic
  • sticky bit
  • sticky fingers
  • sticky note
  • sticky tape
  • sticky wicket

Translations

See also

  • tacky

Noun

sticky (plural stickies)

  1. A sticky note, such as a post-it note.
    Her desk is covered with yellow stickies.
  2. (Internet) A discussion thread fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
  3. (manufacturing) A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.
  4. (Australia, colloquial) A sweet dessert wine.

Translations

Verb

sticky (third-person singular simple present stickies, present participle stickying, simple past and past participle stickied)

  1. (Internet, bulletin boards, transitive) to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

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