prickly


prickly

adjective

Definition of PRICKLY

1
causing an unpleasant tingling sensation <she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin>
Related Words coarse, harsh, rough
Near Antonyms silken, silky, soft, soothing
3
having leaves or branches which are likely to cause a scratch <waded carefully through the prickly bushes>
Related Words burred; bristly, coarse, jagged, rough
4
requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling <a prickly issue that will outrage at least one special interest if not handled delicately>

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