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synonyms for spiky

  • belligerent
  • combative
  • contentious
  • opinionated
  • contrary
  • controversial
  • disputatious
  • factious
  • fire-eating
  • having a chip on one's shoulder
  • litigious
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • salty
  • scrappy
  • touchy
  • acute
  • pointed
  • stinging
  • keen
  • salient
  • fine
  • tapering
  • barbed
  • jagged
  • peaked
  • prickly
  • serrated
  • spiked
  • thorny
  • aciculate
  • acuminate
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • pointy
  • razor-sharp
  • spiny
  • acuate
  • acuminous
  • apical
  • briery
  • ground fine
  • honed
  • horned
  • keen-edged
  • knife-edged
  • needle-pointed
  • needlelike
  • pronged
  • sharp-edged
  • splintery
  • tapered
  • tined
  • tipped
  • unblunted
  • whetted
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antonyms for spiky

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  • compromising
  • agreeable
  • complaisant
  • friendly
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                    How to use spiky in a sentence

                    The furry limb, spiky-leaf trees are native to the area, and it is currently illegal to remove them since they are a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.
                    A COUPLE BULLDOZED 36 JOSHUA TREES TO BUILD A HOME. NOW THEY FACE AN $18,000 FINE.JULIAN MARKJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                    The block that followed was much larger, the size of a small brick, its surfaces angled together into a sharp point, like a microcosm of the spiky mountains all around us.
                    THE CRYSTAL HUNTERS OF CHAMONIXSIMON AKAMJUNE 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
                    She wore a blue T-shirt with the words “Don’t Try Me,” matching her spiky blue bob.
                    THE CHILD CARE INDUSTRY WAS COLLAPSING. MRS. JACKIE BET EVERYTHING ON AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM TO SAVE IT.BY LIZZIE PRESSERMAY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
                    He sampled the spiky “Ether” for the boom-bap of Run the Jewels’ “The Ground Below,” his way of sharing the music with a new generation of listeners.
                    GANG OF FOUR CHANGED THE WAY PUNK SOUNDED AND WHAT IT COULD SAY. A NEW BOX SET REVEALS THE PEAK OF THEIR POWER.ANDY BETAMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                    Developed by Sayeed Khan, who was a grandson of indentured laborers, the brand’s spice mix is a household staple, adored for its nuanced and spiky flavor.
                    TRINIDAD-STYLE ALOO AND CHANNA INFUSES AN INDIAN CLASSIC WITH CARIBBEAN FLAVORBRIGID WASHINGTONJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                    That was down from 104 percent a few years earlier, but still uncomfortably full when a spiky germ so easily slips from face to face.
                    ON SURVIVING—AND LEAVING—PRISON DURING A PANDEMICSARAH SCOLESJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
                    Those looking for a culprit here can blame a spiky virus around 100 nanometers in diameter.
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                    With pop-out structures, the shoes’ soles go from flat to spiky as someone walks.
                    SHAPE-SHIFTING CUTS GIVE SHOES A BETTER GRIPCAROLYN WILKEJULY 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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                    WORDS RELATED TO SPIKY

                    • annoying
                    • biting
                    • caustic
                    • cutting
                    • galling
                    • hard to take
                    • hateful
                    • hurtful
                    • nasty
                    • rough
                    • sharp
                    • spiky
                    • unpleasant
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