adjective \ˈspī-kē\

: having sharp points : formed into points

: tending to become angry or annoyed easily


Full Definition of SPIKY

:  of, relating to, or characterized by spikes <spiky barbed wire>
:  sharply irritating or acerbic (as in temper or manner)
spik·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
spik·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Variants of SPIKY

spiky also spikey \ˈspī-kē\

Examples of SPIKY

  1. a plant with spiky leaves
  2. He has a spiky personality.

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Rhymes with SPIKY


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