Examples of prickly in a Sentence
The plant's leaves are prickly.
she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin
Recent Examples of prickly from the Web
His draconian reforms and prickly personality irked Montreal’s clubby business elite.
MADISON – Jonathan Taylor faced a prickly decision last fall: The talented tailback from Salem, N.J., could stand by his original commitment and stay home to play for Rutgers, in front of family and friends who have supported him for years.
Acres of Ohio horsemint, pale leafcup, leafy prairie clover and glade quillwort now thrive on land that once was a forest of prickly buckthorn.
St. Paul, Minn., has an oftentimes prickly rapport with Minneapolis.
Cutler, 34, drew little interest in the spring as a free agent, perhaps partly because of his prickly personality and tendency for turnovers.
Political Survival Unlike Nawaz, Shehbaz is seen to have a less prickly relationship with the military, which may bode well for his political survival.
The prickly response came after the Chelsea manager had questioned the ambitions of Pochettino's side, and claimed that the Argentine is not working under as much pressure as his counterparts due to reduced market activity.
Based on their prickly relationship, their family tree must have been a cactus.
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First Known Use of prickly
PRICKLY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of prickly for Students
- a prickly cactus
- a prickly sensation
- prickly cold
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