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spik·y

 (spī′kē)
adj. spik·i·er, spik·i·est
1. Having one or more projecting sharp points.
2. Grouchy or cross in temperament.

spik′i·ly adv.
spik′i·ness n.
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spiky

(ˈspaɪkɪ)
adj, spikier or spikiest
1. resembling a spike
2. having a spike or spikes
3. informal Brit ill-tempered
4. characterized by violent or aggressive methods: spiky protestors.
ˈspikily adv
ˈspikiness n
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spik•y

(ˈspaɪ ki)

adj. spik•i•er, spik•i•est.
1. having a spike or spikes.
2. resembling a spike; long and sharply pointed.
3. peevish in temper or mood; prickly.
[1570–80]
spik′i•ly, adv.
spik′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spiky - 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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spiky

adjective prickly, barbed, spiny, bristly, thorny, brambly, briery tall, spiky evergreen trees
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Translations
ذو مَسامير
ostnatý
strittende
göddóttur
dikenli

spiky

[ˈspaɪkɪ] ADJ (spikier (compar) (spikiest (superl)))
1. (= sharp, pointed) → puntiagudo; (= thorny) → cubierto de púas (Zool) → erizado; [hair] → de punta
2. (Brit) (= irritable) [person] → quisquilloso, susceptible
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spiky

[ˈspaɪki] adj
[bush, branch] → épineux/euse
[animal] → plein(e) de piquants
[hair] → en épis
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spiky

adj (+er)
(= having spikes) railings, top of wallmit Metallspitzen; bush, animalstach(e)lig; branchdornig
(= like spikes) grassspitz, stach(e)lig; flowermit spitzen Blütenblättern; plantspitzblättrig; leafspitz; hairhochstehend; writingsteil
(fig) personempfindlich, leicht eingeschnappt (inf)
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spiky

[ˈspaɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (bush, branch) → spinoso/a; (animal) → ricoperto/a di aculei (fig) (person) → spigoloso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spike

(spaik) noun
1. a hard, thin, pointed object (of wood, metal etc). The fence had long spikes on top.
2. a pointed piece of metal attached to the sole of a shoe etc to prevent slipping.
spiked adjective
ˈspiky adjective
having spikes, or points similar to spikes. the spiky coat of a hedgehog.
ˈspikiness noun
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