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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Meltzer’s Piano Quartet, which alternates between prickly pointillism and full-voiced lyricism, makes an inviting curtain-raiser.
Polite but prickly, Ellie is single, childless, and devoted to her ailing dog.
Yet its fiscal situation is even more prickly than before.
Moore developed both a passionate following among evangelical Christians and a prickly relationship with the GOP's more-moderate business wing.
Though Hardwick is often presented as one of McCarthy’s best friends, in reality the bond was prickly.
Adams was warm and ardent with friends, prickly and argumentative with rivals (and friends).
The crew made its way around low-growing cactuses, through prickly and fragrant sage, over tuffs of wild grasses.
These scenes are highlights of the film, somehow both endearing and bruising, a prickly and complicated mother-daughter dynamic that will prove achingly familiar to many.
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First Known Use of prickly
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;
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