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.
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.'
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!