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prickle

verb

Synonyms of prickle

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to cause or experience an unpleasant feeling that is like the feeling of having many small, sharp points against your skin
  • The burrs were prickling my arm.
  • The wool sweater prickled my skin.

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prickle

noun

Synonyms of prickle (Entry 2 of 2)

as in spike, barb

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The first known use of prickle was in the 15th century

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pricking up one's ears

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“Prickle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prickle. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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