Definition of 'clingy'
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No amount of clingy dresses could help her by then. The Sun (2008)She looked gorgeous in a clingy dress, with long brown hair and big blue eyes. The Sun (2010)She's very clingy and needy. The Sun (2014)The length works best with clothes that are fitted to the body, so go for tailored skirts or stretchy dresses in clingy fabric. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was brash, clingy and needy, and none of that plays well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's closely followed by being needy, clingy and insecure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Rarely. clingy is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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