épineux

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

épine +‎ -eux, or Latin spinōsus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

épineux m (feminine épineuse, masculine plural épineux, feminine plural épineuses)

  1. spikey; spiny
  2. (figuratively) spikey; abrasive
  3. (figuratively, of a person) deliberately difficult or awkward
  4. spinous, spinal

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