1. I 〔粘着性〕stickiness

    粘りのある sticky; glutinous

    • 粘りのあるもち
    • glutinous rice cake
    • 粘りのなくなったのり
    • glue [paste] which has lost its adhesiveness
    • 粘りが出るまで粉をこねる
    • knead the dough till it develops a sticky consistency
  1. II 〔粘り強さ〕tenacity
    • 彼には粘りが足りない
    • He lacks tenacity [((米口))stick-to-it-iveness].
    • もう一粘りだけがんばってみよう
    • I will give it just one more determined try.
  1. 粘り勝ち
    • 我がチームの粘り勝ちだった
    • Our team 「never gave up [((口)) hung in there] and finally won.
  1. 粘り気
    • 粘り気のある液体
    • a sticky liquid
    • 炊いた日本米は粘り気が多い
    • Cooked Japanese rice holds together very well.
  1. 粘り腰
  1. 1 〔強い腰〕
    • あの力士は粘り腰だ
    • That sumo wrestler has a great deal of resilience in the lower half of his body.
  1. 2 〔粘ること〕
    • 粘り腰で交渉する
    • negotiate indefatigably [tenaciously]