lipīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lip(t) (to sick, to adhere) +‎ -īgs.

Adjective[edit]

lipīgs (def. lipīgais, comp. lipīgāks, sup. vislipīgākais; adv. lipīgi)

  1. (of a substance) sticky, adhesive (such that it adheres to some surface)
    lipīgs šķīdumsadhesive solution
    lipīgs mālssticky clay
    lipīgi sveķisticky resin
    lipīga sulasticky juice
  2. sticky, adhesive (such that it is covered with glue or some other sticky substance)
    lipīgs papīrsadhesive paper
    lipīga lentaadhesive tape
    lipīgi pirkstisticky fingers
  3. (figuratively) unpleasant, obnoxious
    vīrieši visā vairumā viņai aizvien šķita lipīgi un uzbāzīgi — most of the men seemed to her simply unpleasant and obtrusive
    viņš sacīja ar lipīgu, ļaunu ironiju — he said with unpleasant, wicked irony
    tie spēlēja lipīgi saldu tango — they played an unpleasantly (lit. sticky) sweet tango
  4. (medicine, of diseases) contagious, infectious
    vējbakas ir lipīga slimība, ko izraisa vīruss — chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by a virus
    arī tuberkuloze ir lipīga — also tuberculosis is contagious

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