Definitions

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  • noun The property of feeling scratchy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

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Examples

  • He agrees that there has been a "scratchiness" to transatlantic relations all year.

    Dining On Goose, Talking Turkey

  • Consider the sequence of events: the dream pictures are all related, at least individually, to the conversation in question: microscope, slide, reflex and "scratchiness" are all so many pictures jig-sawed out from this very context or apperception-mass.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The potentiometers under the custom-milled aluminum knobs are made of conductive plastic, which is said to greatly reduce the "scratchiness" common to carbon-based pots.

    Mix

  • The potentiometers under the custom-milled aluminum knobs are made of conductive plastic, which is said to greatly reduce the "scratchiness" common to carbon-based pots.

    Mix

  • He manages to do that “gritty, street-level” (and, boy, am I tired of hearing that stupid phrase) thing that Tom Grice likes in Leinil Yu, with a stronger sense of composition and less scratchiness.

    Heroes For Hire #14 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • I have some throat-scratchiness, which I hope is not con crud.

    I live! Really.

  • Williams's latest release, "King of the Beach," ditched the scratchiness, kept the catchiness and took on a brawny, '90s alt-rock sound that he'll trot out tonight at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

    Getting Up Guide: Spoken-word showcase; Sly Fox brew tasting

  • The sharp, unpleasant scratchiness in the wine that I didn't like had vanished, replaced by an interesting spicy warmth.

    Uncorked: Telling the difference between fine wine and Two Buck Chuck

  • Salt rooms in rare cases can cause mild irritation to the skin and eyes, and a scratchiness in the throat that goes away after drinking water.

    Taking a Mound of Salt for What Ails You

  • Do readers just not want to imagine the scratchiness?

    Bearded Heroes

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