Definition of clinginess in US English:

clinginess

noun

  • See clingy

    • ‘But I got bored with more than Steph's clinginess.’
    • ‘I'm sure the clinginess is part of the annoyingness.’
    • ‘She waved at Pearl and wandered back to the Cobalt Castle, glad to be free of her clinginess for a little while.’
    • ‘Be on the lookout for signs of unusual distress, such as a sudden clinginess where there was none before.’
    • ‘What could be a joyous occasion, as well as an important milestone in your life, is usurped by someone else's clinginess.’