Definitions for pricklyˈprɪk li

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  1. bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish(adj)

    very irritable

    "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"

  2. 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"

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  1. prickly(Adjective)

    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.

  2. prickly(Adjective)

    Easily irritated.

    He has a prickly personality. He doesn't get along with people because he is easily set off.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Prickly(adj)

    full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with prickles; as, a prickly shrub


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