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    prickly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prickly

    Definition
    (adj) very irritable
    Synonyms : bristly , splenetic , waspish
    Example Sentence
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
    Definition
    (adj) having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    Example Sentence
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers
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