flakiness


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flak·y

also flak·ey  (flā′kē)
adj. flak·i·er, flak·i·est
1. Made of or resembling flakes.
2. Forming or tending to form flakes or thin, crisp fragments: flaky pastry.
3. Slang
a. Undependable, as in keeping social engagements: a flaky friend who is always late.
b. Somewhat eccentric; odd: "that slightly flakey quality, in joy as well as in grief, that prepares us subtly for the mad scenes to come" (Village Voice).

flak′i·ly adv.
flak′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flakiness - informal terms for insanity
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
2.flakiness - having or breaking into thin crisp flakes
brittleness, crispiness, crispness - firm but easily broken
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Points were awarded for the quality of the food, from the crispness of the batter to the texture of the chips and the flakiness of the fish.
There were also points of offer for quality of the food - testing everything from the crispness of the batter, to the texture of chips and the flakiness of the fish.
There were also points up for grabs for quality of the food - testing everything from the crispness of the batter, to the texture of chips and the flakiness of the fish.
There were also points on offer for the quality of the food - testing everything from the crispness of the batter to the texture of the chips and the flakiness of the fish.