spikiness

spiky

[spahy-kee]
adjective, spikier, spikiest.
1.
having a spike or spikes.
2.
having the form of a spike; spikelike.
3.
acid or peevish in temper or mood; prickly.

Origin:
1570–80; spike1 + -y1

spikily, adverb
spikiness, noun
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spiky (ˈspaɪkɪ)
 
adj , spikier, spikiest
1.  resembling a spike
2.  having a spike or spikes
3.  informal (Brit) ill-tempered
4.  characterized by violent or aggressive methods: spiky protestors
 
spikily
 
adv
 
spikiness
 
n

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