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adjective prick·ly \ˈpri-k(ə-)lē\

Definition of prickly

pricklier

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prickliest

  1. 1 :  full of or covered with prickles; especially :  distinguished from related kinds by the presence of prickles

  2. 2 :  marked by prickling :  stinging a prickly sensation

  3. 3a :  troublesome, vexatious prickly issuesb :  easily irritated had a prickly disposition

prickliness

noun

Examples of prickly in a sentence

  1. The plant's leaves are prickly.

  2. she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin

1578

First Known Use of prickly

1578

Other Seed Plant Terms


PRICKLY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective prick·ly \ˈpri-k(ə-)lē\

Definition of prickly for English Language Learners

  • : having many sharp points

  • : caused or seeming to be caused by something that has many small, sharp points

  • : causing a prickly feeling on your skin


PRICKLY Defined for Kids

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adjective prick·ly \ˈpri-klē\

Definition of prickly for Students

pricklier

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prickliest

  1. 1 :  having small sharp points a prickly cactus

  2. 2 :  having or causing slight stinging pain a prickly sensation prickly cold



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