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Definition 1: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prickly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a horse with a short bristly mane
  • bristly shrubs
  • burred fruits
  • setaceous whiskers

Synonyms for prickly in the sense of this definition

(prickly is similar to ...) (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

Definition 2: very irritable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prickly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for prickly in the sense of this definition

(prickly is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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