scratchily, adv.scratchiness, n.
/skrach"ee/, adj., scratchier, scratchiest.
1. causing or liable to cause a slight grating noise: a scratchy record.
2. consisting of or marked by scratches: a scratchy drawing.
3. uneven; haphazard: He plays a scratchy game.
4. causing itching or other minor irritation of the skin: a scratchy woolen sweater.
5. causing or liable to cause a scratch or scratches: scratchy bushes.
6. Chiefly Brit. Slang. peevish; spiteful.
[1700-10; SCRATCH + -Y1]

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