Spininess
Spininess Spin"i*ness, n. Quality of being spiny. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spininess — [spī′nē nis] n. a spiny quality or condition * * * See spiny. * * * …   Universalium

  • spininess — [spī′nē nis] n. a spiny quality or condition …   English World dictionary

  • spininess — spiny ► ADJECTIVE (spinier, spiniest) 1) full of or covered with prickles. 2) informal difficult to understand or handle. DERIVATIVES spininess noun …   English terms dictionary

  • spininess — noun see spiny …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spininess — spin·i·ness …   English syllables

  • spininess — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑bristliness, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiny — spininess, n. /spuy nee/, adj., spinier, spiniest. 1. abounding in or having spines; thorny, as a plant. 2. covered with or having sharp pointed processes, as an animal. 3. in the form of a spine; resembling a spine; spinelike. 4. troublesome or… …   Universalium

  • bristliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑bristliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorniness — noun 1. a rough and bitter manner • Syn: ↑bitterness, ↑acrimony, ↑acerbity, ↑jaundice, ↑tartness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tart (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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