Definition of 'prickly'
Example sentences containing 'prickly'
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We are all suffering from prickly heat and the insects and the lack of any fresh food. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The army has been accused of double standards on a prickly issue : whether soldiers should be allowed to grow beards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Over the years their prickly relationship soured. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You seem to be rather prickly under questioning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then there is the prickly issue of insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But how to survive without prickly pears? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We glean no real insight into this prickly character or his music. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What is the best way to treat prickly heat? Times, Sunday Times (2011)He became slightly prickly at this suggestion yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When she raises the subject he becomes prickly and defensive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But she would have found its stems rather prickly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a sensible answer to a prickly issue. The Sun (2013)Is there a remedy for prickly heat? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Talk at school turns to the prickly subject of the summer holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The leaves become more prickly with age, so pick them young and chop finely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then she was a 21-yearold with a reputation for being difficult and prickly. The Sun (2014)The entrepreneur has a prickly relationship with the City. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Previous research has also found it can combat hangovers if you drink the juice of prickly pear before going on a night out. The Sun (2012)The brothers' relationship was prickly at times. Christianity Today (2000)My doctor told me that it was prickly heat, which rather surprised me. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)He remains notoriously prickly about being photographed or written about, the only exception being when he is plugging a movie. The Sun (2011)One of the newer hangover cures on the block, people have in fact been eating prickly pear cactus for hundreds of years. The Sun (2015)He found the financial resources to do so, mostly from public funds, and he tackled the inherently prickly problems with drive and commitment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'prickly'
British English: prickly ADJECTIVE
Something that is prickly feels rough and uncomfortable, as if it has a lot of prickles.
The bunk mattress was hard, the blankets prickly and slightly damp.
Definition of prickly from the Collins English Dictionary
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