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adj. cork·i·er, cork·i·est
1. Of or resembling cork.
2. Informal Lively; buoyant.

cork′i·ness n.


(ˈkɔr ki)

adj. cork•i•er, cork•i•est.
1. of the nature of cork; corklike.
2. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, esp. by a tainted cork.
cork′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.corky - (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin; "a corked port"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"


Informal. Displaying light-hearted nonchalance:


adjKork-, korkartig; tasteKork-, korkig
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