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spiny

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adjective \ˈspī-nē\

Simple Definition of spiny

  • : having or covered with many sharp, pointed parts

Full Definition of spiny

spin·i·erspin·i·est

  1. 1 :  abounding with difficulties, obstacles, or annoyances :  thorny <spiny problems>

  2. 2 :  covered or armed with spines; broadly :  bearing spines, prickles, or thorns

  3. 3 :  slender and pointed like a spine

spin·i·ness noun

Examples of spiny

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



1586

First Known Use of spiny

1586

Rhymes with spiny



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