Adhesive vs Gluey - What's the difference?

adhesive | gluey |


As adjectives the difference between adhesive and gluey

is that adhesive is sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances while gluey is viscous and adhesive, as glue.

As a noun adhesive

is a substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.

adhesive

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
  • Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
  • gluey

    English

    Adjective

    (gluier)
  • Viscous and adhesive, as glue.
  • * 1984 , Herman Carmel, Black days, white nights
  • The daily diet consisted of a slice of black, gluey bread with tea and one watery soup with a few frozen cabbage leaves in it.

    Synonyms

    * sticky * gummy * tacky