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writhe +‎ -y


writhy (comparative more writhy, superlative most writhy)

  1. Characterized by or prone to writhing.
    • 1743: Robert Blair, The Grave
      Nor fly, nor insect, nor writhy snake, escape their deep research.
    • 2003: Richard Rooke, Ready to Dance and Other Poems
      When we caught a writhy, stunted fish, wide-eyed, mouthing silence, which slipped out of our hands, we picked it up, threw it back to its mud-blind home.
    • 2005: Toni Bentley, Sisters of Salome
      Maud's dances were termed “wiggly, writhy, squirmy”—rendering them more reptilian than artistic in tone.