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FLAKY (flakier, flakiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flaky mean? 

FLAKY (adjective)
  The adjective FLAKY has 3 senses:

1. made of or resembling flakes
2. made of or easily forming flakes
3. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

  Familiarity information: FLAKY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLAKY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Made of or resembling flakes

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

flakey; flaky

Context example:

flaky soap

Pertainym:

flake (a small fragment of something broken off from the whole)


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Meaning:

Made of or easily forming flakes

Synonyms:

flakey; flaky

Similar:

tender (easy to cut or chew)


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Meaning:

Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

Synonyms:

bizarre; outre; outlandish; off-the-wall; gonzo; eccentric; freaky; freakish; flaky; flakey

Context examples:

restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit / famed for his eccentric spelling / a freakish combination of styles / his off-the-wall antics / the outlandish clothes of teenagers / outre and affected stage antics

Similar:

unconventional (not conventional or conformist)


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