Spinosity
Spinosity Spi*nos"i*ty, n. The quality or state of being spiny or thorny; spininess. [1913 Webster]

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  • spinosity — [spī näs′ə tē] n. pl. spinosities 〚LL spinositas〛 1. the condition of being spinose 2. something spinose, or thorny, nettling, etc. * * * See spinosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • spinosity — [spī näs′ə tē] n. pl. spinosities [LL spinositas] 1. the condition of being spinose 2. something spinose, or thorny, nettling, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Spinosity — Infobox Album Name = Spinosity Type = EP Artist = The Sharp Released = 1992 Recorded = 1992 Genre = Rock Length = 14:31 Label = EastWest/Warner Music Australia/WOW Productions Producer = Nick Mainsbridge The Sharp Reviews = Last album = Love Your …   Wikipedia

  • spinosity — noun see spinose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spinosity — spi·nos·i·ty …   English syllables

  • spinosity — spīˈnäsəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin spinositat , spinositas, from Latin spinosus spinose + itat , itas ity 1. a. : the state of having spines b. : a thorny or prickly quality : something nettles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sharpness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sharpness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sharpness sharpness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 acuity acuity acumination Sgm: N 1 spinosity spinosity GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 point point spike …   English dictionary for students

  • Unintelligibility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unintelligibility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unintelligibility unintelligibility Sgm: N 1 incomprehensibility incomprehensibility imperspicuity Sgm: N 1 inconceivableness inconceivableness vagueness &c. >Adj. Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • Discourtesy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Discourtesy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 discourtesy discourtesy Sgm: N 1 ill breeding ill breeding Sgm: N 1 ill manners ill manners bad manners ungainly manners Sgm: N 1 insuavity insuavity Sgm: N 1 uncourteousness …   English dictionary for students

  • spinose — adjective Date: 1661 spiny 2 < a fly with black spinose legs > • spinosity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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