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needlelike

See definition of needlelike on Dictionary.com
  • as ingnawing
  • as inknifelike
  • as inlancinating
  • as insharp
  • as instabbing

synonyms for needlelike

  • acuminate
  • barbed
  • edged
  • fine
  • honed
  • horned
  • jagged
  • keen
  • peaked
  • piercing
  • pointed
  • aciculate
  • acuate
  • acuminous
  • acute
  • apical
  • briery
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • ground fine
  • keen-edged
  • knife-edged
  • knifelike
  • lancinating
  • needle-pointed
  • poin

antonyms for needlelike

MOST RELEVANT
  • blunt
  • dull
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      How to use needlelike in a sentence

      Several grasses have leaves which end in sharp or needlelike points.
      THE ROMANCE OF PLANT LIFEG. F. SCOTT ELLIOT
      The tongue is made to vibrate by tapping with the finger a needlelike spur that is left at the end of the instrument.
      THE MANBOS OF MINDANOJOHN M. GARVAN
      Numerous stiff, needlelike thorns form a dense spiny yellowish coating over the entire mass.
      THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
      The usual ridges prevail and are armored with clustering radial spines of unequal length, very sharp and needlelike.
      THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
      These disks are covered with fringes of yellow and brown spicules, needlelike and tough, and the edges also are fringed with them.
      THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
      The spicules are tawny or yellow and brown, while the needlelike crooked spines are white or a light red-brown.
      THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
      There are about four spines of light brown and yellow suffused with white, sharp and needlelike.
      THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
      They are slender and needlelike with loose papery sheaths, silvery-white and glistening, giving the species its specific name.
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      Connel took the small needlelike microphone in his hand and spoke into it as the reel of sound tape unwound slowly.
      SABOTAGE IN SPACECAREY ROCKWELL
      The fox, creeping to the edge of the clearing, saw with his needlelike eyes a red gleam through the chinks of the cabin.
      THE FOREST RUNNERSJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO NEEDLELIKE

      • aciculate
      • acuate
      • acuminate
      • acuminous
      • acute
      • apical
      • barbed
      • briery
      • cuspate
      • cuspidate
      • edged
      • fine
      • ground fine
      • honed
      • horned
      • jagged
      • keen
      • keen-edged
      • knife-edged
      • knifelike
      • lancinating
      • needle-pointed
      • needlelike
      • peaked
      • piercing
      • poin
      • pointed
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