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Definition of clingy

"Clingy" is probably misspelled. Trying cling instead Definition of cling

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"

Used in print:

(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."

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms cling hang Related Terms grasp

4. cling [ n ] fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

Synonyms clingstone cling Related Terms edible_fruit

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