Scrubbier
Scrubby Scrub"by (skr[u^]b"b[y^]), a. [Compar. {Scrubbier} (skr[u^]b"b[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Scrubbiest}.] Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur. ``Dense, scrubby woods.'' --Duke of Argyll. [1913 Webster]

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  • scrubbier — scrub·by || skrÊŒbɪ adj. wretched, shabby, ragged; insignificant, inferior; dwarf, undersized; covered with small bushes or trees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scrubbiest — Scrubby Scrub by (skr[u^]b b[y^]), a. [Compar. {Scrubbier} (skr[u^]b b[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Scrubbiest}.] Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur. Dense, scrubby woods. Duke of Argyll. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrubby — Scrub by (skr[u^]b b[y^]), a. [Compar. {Scrubbier} (skr[u^]b b[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Scrubbiest}.] Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur. Dense, scrubby woods. Duke of Argyll. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrubby — adjective (scrubbier; est) Etymology: 1scrub Date: 1591 1. inferior in size or quality ; stunted < scrubby cattle > 2. covered with or consisting of scrub 3. shabby, paltry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kaaterskill High Peak — Infobox Mountain Name = Kaaterskill High Peak Photo = Kaaterskill High Peak.jpg Caption = Kaaterskill High Peak from southwest Elevation = 3,655 feet (1,114 m) Location = Catskills, New York, USA Range = Escarpment Prominence = 1,775 feet (541 m) …   Wikipedia

  • scrubby — scrubbily, adv. scrubbiness, n. /skrub ee/, adj., scrubbier, scrubbiest. 1. low or stunted, as trees. 2. consisting of or covered with scrub, stunted trees, etc. 3. undersized or inferior, as animals. 4. wretched; shabby. [1745 55; SCRUB2 + Y1 …   Universalium

  • scrubby — UK [ˈskrʌbɪ] / US adjective Word forms scrubby : adjective scrubby comparative scrubbier superlative scrubbiest 1) covered with small bushes and trees 2) scrubby plants are smaller than normal 3) informal looking dirty and untidy …   English dictionary

  • scrubby — /ˈskrʌbi/ (say skrubee) adjective (scrubbier, scrubbiest) 1. low or stunted, as trees. 2. consisting of or covered with stunted trees, etc., or scrub. 3. undersize or inferior, as animals. 4. wretched; shabby. {scrub2 + b + y1} –scrubbiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrubby — [skrub′ē] adj. scrubbier, scrubbiest 1. stunted in growth; undersized or inferior 2. covered with or consisting of scrub, or brushwood 3. paltry, shabby, etc. scrubbily adv. scrubbiness n …   English World dictionary

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