stringy
adjective (stringier; -est) Date: 1662 1. a. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string <
stringy hair
>
b. lean and sinewy in build ; wiry 2. capable of being drawn out to form a string ; ropy <
a stringy precipitate
>
stringiness noun

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