having leaves or branches which are likely to cause a scratch <scratchy shrubbery that's intended to keep kids and pets off the old man's property>
causing an unpleasant tingling sensation <the wool pants are so scratchy that I can't stand to wear them>
harsh and dry in sound <her voice was scratchy from a cold> Synonyms coarse
Related Words growling
Near Antonyms gentle
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