[syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scratchy \Scratch"y\, a.
Characterized by scratches.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: causing abrasion [syn: abrasive, scratchy]
2: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young
man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn:
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish,
peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy,
3: lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his
putting was spotty" [syn: spotty, uneven, scratchy]
4: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
[syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "scratchy":
chafing, dry, fretting, galling, grating, grinding, hoarse,
irritant, irritating, irritative, itchy, jangling, jangly, jarring,
prickly, rasping, raspy, raw, rough, scrabbled, scraping, scrapy,
scratched, scratching, scrawled, scrawly, scribbled, scribbly,