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prick·ly

 (prĭk′lē)
adj. prick·li·er, prick·li·est
1. Having prickles.
2. Prickling or tingling or smarting: a prickly sensation in my foot.
3.
a. Causing trouble or vexation; thorny: a prickly situation.
b. Bristling or irritable: "In consequence, he became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful" (Robert Craft).

prick′li·ness n.

prickly

(ˈprɪklɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. (Botany) having or covered with prickles
2. stinging or tingling
3. bad-tempered or irritable
4. full of difficulties; knotty: a prickly problem.
ˈprickliness n

prick•ly

(ˈprɪk li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. full of or armed with prickles.
2. full of troublesome points: a prickly problem.
3. prickling; smarting: a prickly sensation.
4. irritable; touchy.
[1570–80]
prick′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prickly - very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.prickly - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.prickly - 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"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

prickly

adjective
1. spiny, barbed, thorny, bristly, brambly, briery The grass was prickly and damp.
2. itchy, sharp, smarting, stinging, crawling, pricking, tingling, scratchy, prickling a hot prickly feeling at the back of her eyes
3. irritable, edgy, grumpy, touchy, bad-tempered, fractious, petulant, stroppy (Brit. slang), cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), chippy (informal), waspish, shirty (slang, chiefly Brit.), peevish, snappish, liverish, pettish You know how prickly she can be.
4. difficult, complicated, tricky, trying, involved, intricate, troublesome, thorny, knotty, ticklish The issue is likely to prove a prickly one.

prickly

adjective
1. Full of sharp needlelike protuberances:
2. So replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating:
Translations
شائِك، شَوْكيمُسَبِّبٌ للوَخْز
palčivýtrnitý
òyrnóttur; broddótturstingandi; svíîandi
tŕnistý
bodičast
dikenliiğne gibi bataniğnelikarıncalandıran

prickly

[ˈprɪklɪ]
A. ADJ (pricklier (compar) (prickliest (superl)))
1. (= spiky) → espinoso
2. (fig) [person] → enojadizo
he's rather prickly about thatsobre ese tema es algo quisquilloso
B. CPD prickly heat N (Med) → sarpullido m (causado por exceso de calor)
prickly pear N (= plant) → chumbera f, nopal m (LAm); (= fruit) → higo m chumbo, tuna f (LAm)

prickly

[ˈprɪkli] adj
[texture] → piquant(e)
[person] (= touchy) → irritableprickly heat nfièvre f miliaireprickly pear nfigue f de Barbarie

prickly

adj (+er)
plant, fish, animalstach(e)lig; beard, materialkratzig; sensationstechend; (= tingling)prickelnd (also fig)
(fig) personbissig; woman alsokratzbürstig (inf); as prickly as a hedgehogstachelig wie ein Igel
(= sore) eyesschmerzend, gereizt

prickly

:
prickly ash
n (Bot) → Stachelesche f
prickly heat
nHitzepocken pl
prickly pear
n (= plant)Feigenkaktus m; (= fruit)Kaktusfeige f

prickly

[ˈprɪklɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (plant) → spinoso/a; (animal) → pieno/a di spine; (beard) → ispido/a; (wool) → che dà prurito
b. (fig) (person) → permaloso/a; (subject) → spinoso/a

prickle

(ˈprikl) noun
1. a sharp point growing on a plant or animal. A hedgehog is covered with prickles.
2. a feeling of being pricked. a prickle of fear.
ˈprickly adjective
1. covered with prickles. Holly is a prickly plant.
2. pricking; stinging. a prickly rash.
ˈprickliness noun
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