Synonyms of sticking


1. lodge, wedge, stick, deposit, fasten, fix, secure

usage: put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"

2. stay, stick, stick around, stay put, stay in place

usage: stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"

3. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach

usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

4. stick, be

usage: be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"

5. stick, persist, remain, stay

usage: endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

6. adhere, stick, adopt, follow, espouse

usage: be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"

7. stand by, stick by, stick, adhere, be

usage: be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"

8. stick, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify

usage: cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

9. stick, fasten

usage: fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"

10. stick, fasten

usage: fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"

11. stick, fasten

usage: fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

12. stick, pierce, thrust

usage: pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"

13. stick, pierce, thrust

usage: pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"

14. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"

15. stick, sting, force, thrust

usage: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

16. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

usage: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"


1. jutting, projected, projecting, protruding, relieved, sticking(predicate), sticking out(predicate), protrusive (vs. intrusive)

usage: extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck"

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