scratchy

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scratch·y

 (skrăch′ē)
adj. scratch·i·er, scratch·i·est
1. Marked by or consisting of scratches: scratchy handwriting.
2. Making a harsh scratching noise: a scratchy voice; a scratchy record.
3. Harsh and irritating: a scratchy fabric.
4. Irregular; uneven: played a scratchy stroke.

scratch′i·ly adv.
scratch′i·ness n.

scratch•y

(ˈskrætʃ i)

adj. scratch•i•er, scratch•i•est.
1. causing a slight grating noise.
2. consisting of or marked by scratches: a scratchy drawing.
3. uneven; haphazard: He plays a scratchy game.
4. causing or liable to cause a scratch or minor irritation.
[1700–10]
scratch′i•ly, adv.
scratch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scratchy - causing abrasionscratchy - causing abrasion      
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.scratchy - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
3.scratchy - lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
4.scratchy - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

scratchy

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
مُحْدِثُ صَريرا أو خَرْبَشَه
poškrábaný
kløendekradsende
izgágakarcoló
sem rispar/ískrar
poškriabaný
cızırtılı

scratchy

[ˈskrætʃɪ] ADJ (scratchier (compar) (scratchiest (superl))) [fabric] → que rasca or pica; [pen] → que rasca; [writing] → flojo, irregular

scratchy

[ˈskrætʃi] adj
[recording] → grésillant(e); [pen] → qui accroche
[blanket, sweater, wool] → qui gratte
Wool is so scratchy that it irritates the skin → La laine gratte tellement qu'elle irrite la peau.

scratchy

adj (+er) sound, penkratzend attr; recordzerkratzt; feel, sweaterkratzig; does his beard feel scratchy?kratzt sein Bart?; my old record-player has a rather scratchy tonemein alter Plattenspieler kracht ziemlich

scratchy

[ˈskrætʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fabric) → ruvido/a; (pen) → che raschia; (record) → graffiato/a

scratch

(skrӕtʃ) verb
1. to mark or hurt by drawing a sharp point across. The cat scratched my hand; How did you scratch your leg?; I scratched myself on a rose bush.
2. to rub to relieve itching. You should try not to scratch insect bites.
3. to make by scratching. He scratched his name on the rock with a sharp stone.
4. to remove by scratching. She threatened to scratch his eyes out.
5. to withdraw from a game, race etc. That horse has been scratched.
noun
1. a mark, injury or sound made by scratching. covered in scratches; a scratch at the door.
2. a slight wound. I hurt myself, but it's only a scratch.
3. in certain races or competitions, the starting point for people with no handicap or advantage.
ˈscratchy adjective
ˈscratchiness noun
scratch the surface
to deal too slightly with a subject. We started to discuss the matter, but only had time to scratch the surface.
start from scratch
to start (an activity etc) from nothing, from the very beginning, or without preparation. He now has a very successful business but he started from scratch.
up to scratch
at or to the required or satisfactory standard. Your work does not come up to scratch.
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