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peaky

(ˈpiːkɪ)
adj, -kier or -kiest
wan, emaciated, or sickly
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peaky - having or as if having especially high-pitched spots; "absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
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peaky

adjective off colour, poorly (informal), ill, sick, pale, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), pinched, wan, sickly, unwell, emaciated, under the weather (informal), in poor shape, like death warmed up (informal), green about the gills, peelie-wally (Scot.) Are you feeling all right? You look a little peaky.
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Translations
هَزيل، شاحِب الوَجْه
bledývyzáblý
bleguvel
göthös
laslegur

peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] ADJ (peakier (compar) (peakiest (superl))) → paliducho
to look peakyestar paliducho
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peaky

[ˈpiːki] adj (British) [person] → pas dans son assiette
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peaky

adj (+er) (Brit inf) complexionblass; faceverhärmt, abgehärmt; look, childkränklich; to look peakynicht gut aussehen, angeschlagen aussehen (inf)
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peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → sbattuto/a
I'm feeling a bit peaky → mi sento un po' giù
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peak

(piːk) noun
1. the pointed top of a mountain or hill. snow-covered peaks.
2. the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. He was at the peak of his career.
3. the front part of a cap which shades the eyes. The boy wore a cap with a peak.
verb
to reach the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. Prices peaked in July and then began to fall.
peaked adjective
having a peak. a peaked cap.
ˈpeaky adjective
looking pale and unhealthy. You look peaky today.
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As the histogram is plotted for smaller blocks of the image, the histogram is peakier. This increases the overall embedding capacity for the cover image.
Distributions that are peakier (flatter) about the mean than a Gaussian distribution generally have positive (negative) kurtosis.
That extra bit of torque means a less-than-perfect gear selection on a road you've never ridden before will be hardly noticed and you'll maintain the lead over its peakier challengers.