V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: sticky, thick, and not flowing very well (said of a liquid)

Synonyms: sticky, adhesive, gooey, goopy, syrupy, thick, slimy

Antonyms: thin, flowing

Tips: Viscous is derived from the Late Latin viscosus, which means "sticky." Picture the consistency of glue: thick and sticky.

Usage Examples:

I tried to avoid touching the viscous liquid dripping from Bob's refrigerator. (syrupy, goopy, slimy)

When building model planes, it is important to avoid touching the viscous glue, because it sticks to your skin and is difficult to remove. (thick, sticky)

In the movie "The Blob," a man-eating, viscous slime tries to take over a city. (thick, goopy, slimy)

The nutritionist told me that drinking the viscous smoothie would make me feel energized, but I wasn't convinced. (thick, syrupy)

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