Synonyms and Antonyms of scratchy

  1. 1 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> Synonyms brambly, prickly, thistly, thorny Related Words burred; bristly, coarse, jagged, rough

  2. 2 causing an unpleasant tingling sensation <the wool pants are so scratchy that I can't stand to wear them> Synonyms irritating, itchy, prickly Related Words coarse, harsh, rough Near Antonyms silken, silky, soft, soothing

  3. 3 harsh and dry in sound <her voice was scratchy from a cold> Synonyms coarse, croaking, croaky, grating, gravel, gravelly, gruff, husky, rasping, raspy, rusty, hoarse, throatyRelated Words growling, growly, guttural; abrasive, cacophonous, discordant, grinding, jarring, rough, scraping, scratching; cawing, raucous, screeching, squawking, strident; choked, cracked, strained, strangled; dissonant, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusicalNear Antonyms gentle, gliding, golden, liquid, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, soothing, sweet, tender; satiny, silken, smooth, soft, velvety; euphonious, lyric, lyrical, melodic, melodious, musical

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