Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Scraper ... Screw-pine Family

SCRATCHY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does scratchy mean? 

SCRATCHY (adjective)
  The adjective SCRATCHY has 4 senses:

1. causing abrasion
2. easily irritated or annoyed
3. lacking consistency
4. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

  Familiarity information: SCRATCHY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRATCHY (adjective)


Sense 1scratchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing abrasion

Synonyms:

abrasive; scratchy

Similar:

rough; unsmooth (having or caused by an irregular surface)


Sense 2scratchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily irritated or annoyed

Synonyms:

tetchy; testy; techy; petulant; pettish; peevish; irritable; peckish; nettlesome; scratchy; fractious; cranky

Context examples:

an incorrigibly fractious young man / not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


Sense 3scratchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking consistency

Synonyms:

spotty; uneven; scratchy

Context example:

the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty

Similar:

inconsistent (displaying a lack of consistency)


Sense 4scratchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Synonyms:

grating; gravel; rasping; raspy; gravelly; scratchy; rough

Context example:

a gravelly voice

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Don't make a mountain out of a molehill." (English proverb)

"Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves." (Native American proverb, Assiniboine)

"Tomorrow is close if you wait it." (Arabic proverb)

"Learned young is done old." (Dutch proverb)

 SCRATCHY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1162 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: