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scrap·py 1

adj. scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est
Composed of scraps; fragmentary: scrappy evidence.

scrap′pi·ly adv.
scrap′pi·ness n.

scrap·py 2

adj. scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est
1. Quarrelsome; contentious. See Synonyms at argumentative.
2. Full of fighting spirit.

scrap′pi·ly adv.
scrap′pi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrappiness - the trait of being scrappy and pugnacious
combativeness, militance, militancy - a militant aggressiveness


The quality or state of being argumentative:
e-î sem er samhengislaust
parça parça olmayarım yamalaklık


n (of knowledge)Lückenhaftigkeit f; she apologized for the scrappiness of the mealsie entschuldigte sich für das zusammengestoppelte Essen


(skrӕp) noun
1. a small piece or fragment. a scrap of paper.
2. (usually in plural) a piece of food left over after a meal. They gave the scraps to the dog.
3. waste articles that are only valuable for the material they contain. The old car was sold as scrap; (also adjective) scrap metal.
4. a picture etc for sticking into a scrapbook.
verbpast tense, past participle scrapped
to discard. They scapped the old television set; She decided to scrap the whole plan.
ˈscrappy adjective
made up of bits and pieces. a scrappy meal.
ˈscrappily adverb
ˈscrappiness noun
ˈscrapbook noun
a book with blank pages on which to stick pictures etc. The actor kept a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings about his career.
scrap heap
a heap of waste material, unwanted objects etc.
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The scrappiness of the encounter continued at the start of the second period, with loose Giants play paving the way for Matty Ashurst to charge over within seven minutes of the restart.
The scrappiness of the match continued and the Qatari scored again to get back to within one goal at 3-2.
The second period fizzled into scrappiness, not helped by a soggy surface which was improved by the final session.
It was a goal worthy of winning any FA Cup tie, but curiously incongruous in this one given the scrappiness of what had preceded it.
Companies competed for the award by producing videos that explain how they will use the prize money; how they make every interaction with their customers remarkable; their passion, scrappiness, and creative problem-solving skills.
A little scrappiness on the entry to the second stanza aside, it was an accomplished performance.
No one has been immune from the scrappiness on display.
Interestingly, both albums contain "scraps," yet again Havens reads them as commonplace books, rehabilitating them for his own study, but again connecting scrappiness and unruliness.
The scrappiness of the game reached almost farcical levels as foul after foul after foul, mostly involving either or both Saikom and Lacy, being called at both ends.
The random scrappiness of this collection of alternative takes, covers and sketchy new material is made poignant by the context in which it has been released," wrote critic Helen Brown in the Daily Telegraph.
Everybody knows that nature study has suffered in schools from scrappiness of subject matter, due to dealing with a large number of isolated points.