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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wak-see]
    • /ˈwæk si/
    • /ˈwæk.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-see]
    • /ˈwæk si/

Definitions of waxy word

  • adjective waxy angry. 1
  • noun waxy Resembling wax in consistency or appearance. 1
  • adjective waxy having a wax-like sheen 1
  • adjective waxy Something that is waxy looks or feels like wax. 0
  • adjective waxy resembling wax in colour, appearance, or texture 0
  • adjective waxy made of, covered with, or abounding in wax 0

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Origin of waxy

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; wax1 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Waxy


waxy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for waxy

adjective waxy

  • lustrous — having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes.
  • impressible — capable of being impressed; impressionable.
  • impressionable — easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.
  • waxen — pertaining to, made of, or resembling wax: a wax candle; a wax doll.
  • ceraceous — waxlike or waxy

Antonyms for waxy

adjective waxy

  • unimpressionable — easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.

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