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    Question "sticky" for skin?

    Hi there,
    I'm looking for an adjective or noun for the feeling we have on the skin (especially hands) after something sweet dries/(dries up?) on it, for example after touching some honey or jam. We say something like, 'my hands are ....'.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "sticky" for skin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,
    I'm looking for an adjective or noun for the feeling we have on the skin (especially hands) after something sweet dries/(dries up?) on it, for example after touching some honey or jam. We say something like, 'my hands are ....'.


    Thanks a lot.
    "Sticky"

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    Re: "sticky" for skin?

    With some sorts of stickiness you can also use the word tacky, but that tends to be a stickiness that you want: 'Allow the glue to get tacky before you bring the broken edges together.'

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    Re: "sticky" for skin?

    Can we possibly use the word 'gooey' in this case? Like the following sentenves:

    I've just had some honey and my fingers are (feel) a bit gooey!
    The honey jar is a bit gooey on the outside!

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    Re: "sticky" for skin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Can we possibly use the word 'gooey' in this case? Like the following sentenves:

    I've just had some honey and my fingers are (feel) a bit gooey!
    The honey jar is a bit gooey on the outside!
    You could. There are lots of words you could use (see thesaurus entry for 'sticky'), but the overwhelmingly likely answer is "sticky".

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