(noun, adjective)


1. resembling paste in color; pallid

- he looked pasty and red-eyed

Similar word(s): colorless, colourless, pastelike

2. having the sticky properties of an adhesive

Similar word(s): adhesive, gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, sticky, viscid, viscous

Sentences with pasty as an adjective:

- These mashed potatoes aren’t cooked well, they are very pasty.

- He is pasty-faced.

- (figuratively) He was feeling pasty.

- Are you feeling OK? You look a bit pasty.


1. small meat pie or turnover

Definition categories: food

2. (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers

Definition categories: man–made, patch