HyperDic: prickly

English > 2 senses of the word prickly:
ADJECTIVEallprickly, bristly, splenetic, waspishvery irritable
allprickly, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyhaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
prickly > pronunciation
Soundsprih'kliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > prickly: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery irritable.
Example "he became prickly and spiteful"
Synonymsbristly, splenetic, waspish
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishiracundo, irascible, irritable
Catalaniracund, irascible, irritable
English > prickly: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..
Synonymsbarbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny
Broaderarmed(used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
Spanisherizado, espinoso, punzante
Catalaneriçat, espinós, punxant
Nounspricklea small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
pricklinessthe quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines

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