I'm trying to describe the peculiar feeling when you touch a cool, water-condensated surface (like a soda can freshly out of the fridge, the indoor side of a window in winter, etc.). It's kind of an unpleasant feeling because you'd get your hand wet and cold touching it. Any good suggestions?

  • You feel a chill.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 20:29
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    The can is dewy. The absolutely most repugnant sensation in the world is dewy (wet) grass on one's bare feet.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 20:49
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    @DanBron If you can't think of any more repugnant sensation than that yours is not a fertile imagination.
    – WS2
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 21:08
  • @WS2 Brave words for a man who's at no risk of being asked to walk barefoot across wet grass in the near future!
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 21:09
  • @DanBron - That actually feels good. Have you tried barefoot in snow?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 21:45

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Free dictionary

  • The kitchen felt dank and chilly in the cold of the winter.

creepily clammy

might give the readers the right feeling :-)

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