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See definition of splintery on Dictionary.com
  • as inbreakable
  • as inknifelike
  • as inlancinating
  • as insharp
  • as instabbing

synonyms for splintery

  • brittle
  • crisp
  • flimsy
  • frail
  • crispy
  • crumbly
  • delicate
  • fracturable
  • fragile
  • frangible
  • friable
  • shatterable
  • shattery
  • vitreous
  • weak

antonyms for splintery

MOST RELEVANT
  • firm
  • flexible
  • strong
  • durable
  • sturdy
  • unbreakable
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      How to use splintery in a sentence

      Calcareous incrustations, including fragments of madrepores, and of shells, cemented by splintery carbonate of lime.
      NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
      Finally Gavegan managed to get a flame from one of those irritatingly splintery Swedish matches made in Japan.
      CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
      Hornstone occurs under three modifications; splintery hornstone, conchoidal hornstone, and woodstone.
      A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
      A brittle wood breaks suddenly with a clean instead of a splintery fracture and without warning.
      THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOODSAMUEL J. RECORD
      In use for floors, some woods tend to compact and wear smooth, while others become splintery and rough.
      THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOODSAMUEL J. RECORD
      At Point Deas Thompson the limestone re-appears, having reddish-brown and flesh-red colours, and a splintery fracture.
      NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEAJOHN FRANKLIN
      A great portion of it, however, is compact, and has a flat conchoidal and slightly splintery fracture.
      NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEAJOHN FRANKLIN
      Spurling took out his knife and deliberately slithered a long, splintery shaving off the fence-top.
      JIM SPURLING, FISHERMANALBERT WALTER TOLMAN
      Some had splintery threads hanging around their cuts like used toothpicks.
      THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSEVICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ
      Stanfield's lines pass away into delicate splintery fissures.
      MODERN PAINTERS VOLUME I (OF V)JOHN RUSKIN
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO SPLINTERY

      • brittle
      • crisp
      • crispy
      • crumbly
      • delicate
      • flimsy
      • fracturable
      • fragile
      • frail
      • frangible
      • friable
      • shatterable
      • shattery
      • splintery
      • vitreous
      • weak
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