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silky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of silky

  1. 1 smooth or delicate in appearance or feel <the plant's fibers feel silky to the touch> Synonyms cottony, downy, satin, satiny, silken, silklike, soft, velvetlike, velvetyRelated Words creamy; chiffon, delicate, fine, slick; ultrasoftNear Antonyms bumpy, irregular, jagged, lumpy, pebbly; broken, jagged, ragged, roughened, rugged, scraggy; grainy, granular, grittyAntonyms coarse, harsh, rough, scratchy

  2. 2 covered with or as if with hair <the tops of the leaves are a dark glossy green, but the undersides are light and silky> Synonyms bristly, brushy, cottony, fleecy, furred, furry, hirsute, rough, shaggy, hairy, unshorn, woolly (also wooly)Related Words bearded, bewhiskered, mustachioed (also moustachioed), whiskered; stubbled, stubbly; downy, fluffy, fuzzy, linty, nappyNear Antonyms beardless, shaved, shavenAntonyms bald, furless, glabrous, hairless, shorn, smooth




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