Definition of Scratchiness

1. Noun. The roughness of a substance that causes abrasions.

Exact synonyms: Abrasiveness, Harshness
Generic synonyms: Raggedness, Roughness
Derivative terms: Abrasive, Harsh, Scratchy



Definition of Scratchiness

1. Noun. The property of feeling scratchy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scratchiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratchiness

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scratched one's head
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scratchiness (current term)
scratchinesses
scratching
scratching one's head
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scratchless
scratchlike
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scratchpads
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scratchplate

Literary usage of Scratchiness

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1. Nature and Health: A Popular Treatise on the Hygiene of the Person and the Home by Edward Curtis (1906)
"The milder degrees of scratchiness come from stiff hairs and disappear after one or two launderings. The severer grades are due to small fragments of burs ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1896)
"In Ms worst it degenerates into an abominable scratchiness. I say but little about Romney, as he is distinctly the least interesting of the three; ..."

3. Folio (1882)
"... in the beginning of both his numbers, but it did not show itself in false intonation, or slips in notes, but rather in я weak bowing anda scratchiness. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1831)
"... but in two or three instances there is a scratchiness of effect in the figures of the foreground, particularly in the ‘Ghigi Palace,' by Jeavons, ..."

5. The Nineteenth Century (1896)
"Tins method in his best work gave a delightful lightness of execution. In his worst it degenerates into an abominable scratchiness. I say but little about ..."

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