Definition of clingy
1. cling [ v ] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Examples: "The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The unifying effect of religion is also brought_out in the fact that historically peoples have clung together as more_or_less cohesive cultural units , with religion as the dominant bond , even though spatially dispersed and not politically organized .
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
Some time in 1912 , Picasso cut_out and folded a piece_of_paper in the shape of a guitar ; to this he glued and fitted other pieces_of_paper and four taut strings , thus creating a sequence of flat surfaces in real and sculptural space to which there clung only the vestige of a picture_plane .
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
The figure was close enough now for him to see the nose twitching to dislodge the drop clinging there .Synonyms cling cohere adhere cleave stick Related Terms touch mold conglutinate agglutinate adhere stick coherence adhesiveness attach
2. cling [ v ] to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
Examples: "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."
(Thomas Anderson, Here Comes Pete Now....)
I could not cling to my past nor did I wish to .
(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)
She was sure she would reach the pool by climbing , and she clung to that belief despite the increasing number of obstacles .Synonyms cling
3. cling [ v ] hold on tightly or tenaciously
Examples: "hang on to your father's hands" "The child clung to his mother's apron"
4. cling [ n ] fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pitSynonyms clingstone cling Related Terms edible_fruit
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