gummy vs sticky what difference

what is difference between gummy and sticky

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gŭmʹi, IPA(key): /ˈɡʌmi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmi

Etymology 1

gum (flesh around teeth) +‎ -y.

Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Showing the gums.
    a gummy grin
Derived terms
  • gummily
  • gumminess

Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (Australia) Clipping of gummy shark.
    • 2000, Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port, page 12,
      Over there [the UK], gummies are called smooth hound and a six kilo fish would stop the nation.
    • 2007, Bill Classon, Fishing Guide to Victoria′s Coastline, Australian Fishing Network, page 60,
      Western Port is a great location to find gummies. [] Gummy sharks are one of the favoured species in Western Port and for good reason: they put up a strong fight and feed of fresh flake is pretty hard to beat.
    • 2008, Rex Hunt, Fishing Guide to Melbourne and Surrounds, page 44,
      This area of vast mudflats is right at the top of the port is home to some of the best gummy shark fishing around. [] As the water drops, the feeding gummies drop off the banks and wait in the channels for food.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A sheep that is losing or has lost its teeth.

Etymology 2

gum ((substance)) +‎ -y. The noun was influenced by gummi (from German).

Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Resembling gum (the substance).
  2. Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
    • Then rubs his gummy eyes.
Synonyms
  • (resembling gum, the substance): gluey, gooey, sticky, tacky
Derived terms
  • gumminess
  • gummy bear
  • gummy tumor
  • gummy tumour

Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (usually in the plural) A gummi candy.

Derived terms

  • gummy bear
  • gummy worm

Translations


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡumɪ]
  • Rhymes: -umɪ
  • Hyphenation: gum‧my

Noun

gummy

  1. genitive singular of gumma (gum, rubber)


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.

Translations


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