Definitions for pricklyˈprɪk li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prick•lyˈprɪk li(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.
full of or armed with prickles.
full of troublesome points:
a prickly problem.
a prickly sensation.
Origin of prickly:
bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish(adj)
"bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny(adj)
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
"a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
covered with sharp points
a fruit with a prickly skin
Covered with sharp points.
Prickly pear is a cactus, you have to peal it before eating it to remove the spines and the tough skin.
He has a prickly personality. He doesn't get along with people because he is easily set off.
full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with prickles; as, a prickly shrub
Translations for prickly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
covered with prickles
Holly is a prickly plant.
- شائِك، شَوْكيArabic
- espinhosoPortuguese (BR)
- espinoso; con púasSpanish
- خار دارFarsi
- épineux, hérisséFrench
- bodljikav, trnovitCroatian
- penuh duriIndonesian
- þyrnóttur; broddótturIcelandic
- 가시가 많은Korean
- dygliuotas, spygliuotasLithuanian
- dzeloņains; ērkšķains; adatainsLatvian
- tornet, piggetNorwegian
- خار دارPersian
- اغزي لرونكيPashto
- cu ghimpi/spiniRomanian
- dikenli, iğneliTurkish
- 多刺的Chinese (Trad.)
- такий, що має шипиUkrainian
- کٹيلا، خاردارUrdu
- có gaiVietnamese
- 多刺的Chinese (Simp.)
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