spiny

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adjective \ˈspī-nē\

Definition of spiny

spinier

spiniest

  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

spininess

noun

Examples of spiny in a sentence

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

1586

First Known Use of spiny

1586


SPINY Defined for English Language Learners

spiny

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adjective \ˈspī-nē\

Definition of spiny for English Language Learners

  • : having or covered with many sharp, pointed parts


SPINY Defined for Kids

spiny

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adjective \ˈspī-nē\

Definition of spiny for Students

spinier

spiniest

  1. :  covered with spines



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