Definition of spikiness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspaɪkinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspaɪkinəs//
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  1. 1the quality of having sharp points the spikiness of the barbed wire
  2. 2(British English) behaviour or an attitude that shows that you are easily annoyed or offended His spikiness and ambition made him unpopular.