adjective, scal·i·er, scal·i·est.

  1. covered with or abounding in scales or scale.
  2. characterized by or consisting of scales; scalelike.
  3. peeling or flaking off in scales.
  4. Slang. shabby; despicable.

adjective scalier or scaliest

  1. resembling or covered in scales
  2. peeling off in scales

adj.also scaley, late 14c., from scale (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Scaliness. adj.

  1. Covered or partially covered with scales.
  2. Shedding scales or flakes; flaking.
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