Meaning of APPICCICOSO in Italian

Appiccicoso in Italian

Appiccicoso is the Italian translation for “sticky” or “clingy”. It refers to something that is sticky or adhesive, often causing things to adhere or cling to it. It’s also used to describe someone who is a bit oppressive, always seeking company.

OriginFrom the Italian verb appiccicare, which means “to stick” or “to glue”

Sticky, clingy

Appiccicoso in Italian: Different forms

Like all other adjectives in Italian, appiccicoso needs to match the gender (masculine or feminine) and the number (singular or plural) of the noun.

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Appiccicoso in Italian: Examples

La colla è un materiale appiccicoso.
Glue is a sticky material.

Il chewing-gum è noto per essere appiccicoso.
Chewing gum is known to be sticky.

L’umidità può rendere le superfici appiccicose.
Humidity can make surfaces sticky.

You can use the expression stare appiccicato a qualcuno, “to stick to someone”, “to be clingy”.

Non starmi così appiccicato!
Don’t be so clingy!

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You can use appiccicoso to describe clammy, sticky skin.

La mia pelle è tutta appiccicosa per il sudore.
My skin is all sticky from sweat.

There is also the expression appiccicoso come il miele, “as sticky as honey”.

Edoardo è un tipo appiccicoso come il miele.
Edoardo is as sticky as honey.

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