wrinkly


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wrin·kle

 (rĭng′kəl)
n.
1. A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking.
2. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
3. A different or unexpected development, action, or idea: "The 1973 War brought a new wrinkle to the face of battle ... the widespread use of rockets and guided missiles" (Bruce Watson).
4. A problem or imperfection: The report had to be revised because of a few wrinkles.
v. wrin·kled, wrin·kling, wrin·kles
v.tr.
1. To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in: My shirt was wrinkled after being so long in the suitcase.
2. To draw up into wrinkles; pucker: wrinkled her nose in disdain.
v.intr.
To form wrinkles.

[Middle English, back-formation from wrinkled, wrinkled, probably from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian, to wind, crease; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wrin′kly adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wrinkly - marked by wrinkles; "tired travelers in wrinkled clothes"
furrowed, rugged - having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"
Translations

wrinkly

[ˈrɪŋklɪ]
A. ADJ (wrinklier (compar) (wrinkliest (superl))) = wrinkled
B. N (Brit) → viejo/a m/f

wrinkly

[ˈrɪŋkli]
adj
[fabric] → fripé(e); [surface] → ridé(e)
[face, skin] → ridé(e)
n (British) (= old person) → vioque mf

wrinkly

adj (+er)schrumpelig; fabriczerknittert
n (Brit inf: = old person) → Opa m (inf), → Oma f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Against the wrinkly mirror stood pictures of General Kitchener, William Muldoon, the Duchess of Marlborough, and Benvenuto Cellini.
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"You know that little, wrinkly Mexican that sells wire puzzles?" Saxon queried.
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