scrubby

Part of speech: adjective

Stunted; worthless. scrubbed.

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Usage examples "scrubby":

  1. Even as a young man of good birth has been known to enjoy a subtle self- flattery in the thought that he graciously bestows his name upon a maiden who, to all intents and purposes, may be said never to have been born at all, so did Bob Hewett feel when he put a ring upon the scrubby finger of Pennyloaf. - "The Nether World", George Gissing.
  2. Otherwise the mountain summit is somewhat bare; trees have a scrubby aspect. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.
  3. Oh, what funny, scrubby, busy little creatures! - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.