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
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Both Rodgers and Hammerstein could be prickly, brooding perfectionists; both dealt with depression, and Rodgers (the lesser liked of the two, generally) struggled with alcoholism his entire life.
My skin felt prickly at first, sweaty underneath a heavy sweater.
Cassatt could be every bit as prickly and opinionated as Degas famously was.
In an illustration of how just how prickly U.S.-Russia relations have become, even that seemingly bureaucratic issue became a matter of fierce disagreement.
Henry Winkler co-stars as Barry's prickly acting coach, while Office Space favorite Stephen Root plays the assassin's handler trying to keep his eye on the target.
To start your prep, the first tool to grab is a pair of kitchen shears, which makes snipping the prickly tips of the leaves a breeze.
Relations between the two countries can sometimes still be prickly.
But even for those companies, IWD can be a prickly occasion to celebrate.
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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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