Main definitions of waxy in English

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waxy1

Pronunciation /ˈwaksē/ /ˈwæksi/

adjectivewaxier, waxiest

  • Resembling wax in consistency or appearance.

    ‘waxy potatoes’
    • ‘Sodium is a silvery white metal with a waxy appearance.’
    • ‘Frostbitten skin initially turns red, then it takes on a whitish, waxy appearance.’
    • ‘They were passing through a grove of low trees now, with drifts of creamy blossom and the waxy green leaves of citrus trees.’
    • ‘His yellowish-white jowls drooped, giving him a waxy appearance.’
    • ‘Although he was still warm to the touch, he had a waxy appearance which suggested a lack of oxygen.’
    • ‘Kipflers are wonderful, waxy, yellow-fleshed potatoes that were first identified in Germany.’
    • ‘In another salad, waxy redskin potatoes with a deep, earthy flavour were served warm, along with a poached egg, on a combination of leaves and vegetables sprinkled with sesame seeds.’
    • ‘It continued with a thick steak of char-grilled tuna, sitting on a warm, waxy potato and anchovy salad, the heat of the fish wilting some pert baby spinach.’
    • ‘Also known as the Jersey Royal, this is a waxy salad potato famed for its distinctive flavour.’
    • ‘Dishes of sliced waxy potatoes baked with cheese are popular all over the Alps.’
    • ‘A police spokesman said the fake notes can be identified by their feel, as they will appear limp, waxy or shiny, unlike regular notes, which should be crisp.’
    • ‘It has big balls of bright orange flowers and large waxy grey leaves, but because it won't tolerate temperatures below about 15-degrees Celsius, it will only grow in a glasshouse this far south.’
    • ‘If you find a white, fluffy, waxy material on the undersides of leaves or in the leaf axils, your plant has mealybugs.’
    • ‘The waxy white flowers of citrus fruits are produced from January onwards, with many varieties having a delicious fragrance capable of filling a small conservatory.’
    • ‘He'd lost a lot of weight and his skin looked grey and waxy.’
    • ‘A favourite flower for the bouquet's centre was the amazon lily, which had white waxy blooms.’
    • ‘Their faces were waxy and pallid in the glow of the torchlight.’
    • ‘There, among the white waxy flowers, she saw a small, snow-white moth with grayish hind wings.’
    • ‘Their faces were waxy, white and drawn, their eyes open and blank.’
    • ‘Cholesterol is a white, waxy substance found in all animal tissues.’
    pallid, pale, pasty, wan, ashen, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, ashy, chalky, chalk white, white, grey, whitish, waxy, blanched, drained, ghastly, sickly, sallow, as white as a ghost, as white as a sheet, deathly pale

Pronunciation

waxy

/ˈwaksē/ /ˈwæksi/

Main definitions of waxy in English

: waxy1waxy2

waxy2

Pronunciation /ˈwaksē/ /ˈwæksi/

adjectivewaxier, waxiest

informal, dated British
  • Angry; bad-tempered.

    angry, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, peeved, vexed, upset, irked, piqued, out of humour, put out, displeased, galled, resentful

Pronunciation

waxy

/ˈwaksē/ /ˈwæksi/