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spiny

adjective \ˈspī-nē\

: having or covered with many sharp, pointed parts

spin·i·erspin·i·est

Full Definition of SPINY

1
:  abounding with difficulties, obstacles, or annoyances :  thorny <spiny problems>
2
:  covered or armed with spines; broadly :  bearing spines, prickles, or thorns
3
:  slender and pointed like a spine
spin·i·ness noun

Examples of SPINY

  1. <this promises to be a spiny problem to negotiate>

First Known Use of SPINY

1586

Rhymes with SPINY

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