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
For better and for worse, their parenting style matches their prickly relationship.
Trump and Heller have papered over their once prickly relationship to present a united front in their shared goal of helping Republicans maintain, if not expand, their thin 51-49 majority in the Senate in November’s congressional elections.
Trump and Heller have papered over their once prickly relationship to present a united front in their shared goal of helping Republicans maintain, if not expand, their thin 51-to-49 majority in the Senate.
After Golden State won its third NBA title in four years, Curry gave his blessing as the Warriors pursued DeMarcus Cousins, the prickly but injured All-Star coming off an Achilles tear.
Lovett has acknowledged that years of student protests may have made his relationship with his Principal, Joseph Munno, prickly.
The issue is particularly prickly considering the United States' nearly ubiquitous shortage of blood.
But choosing where shelters will go has been politically prickly.
Government planners had struggled over what to do with the national historic landmark, grappling with budget constraints, the ravages of time and the prickly opinions of the tiny nearby community of McCarthy.
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choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, quick-tempered, raspy, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish;
out of humor, out of sorts;
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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