adhesive, soaked, syrupy, clingy, bedraggled, adherent, glutinous, moist, soaking, gummy, drenched, wet, sticky, mucilaginous, clammy, muggy, pasty, viscid, tacky, soggy, awkward, unenviable, embarrassing, viscous, saturated, gooey, steamy, gummed, keep, clean, tenacious, damp, pastelike
- A gluey mixture resulted that stuck, not only to the canoe body and the patch, but to their fingers and to everything it touched. - "Stranded in Arcady", Francis Lynde.
- The method of assistance to be rendered to chicks which have a difficulty in releasing themselves from the shell, is to take the egg in the hand, and dipping the finger or a piece of linen rag in warm water, to apply it to the fastened parts until they are loosened by the gluey substance becoming dissolved and separated from the feathers. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
- The quality of being gluey. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.