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prickly

adjective uk   us   /ˈprɪk.l̩.i/ /-li/
covered with prickles: Chestnuts had burst out of their prickly green husks. I find this sweater a bit prickly (= it makes the skin sore). informal unfriendly and slightly rude: She was asked a couple of questions about her private life and got a bit prickly.
Translations of “prickly”
in Korean 가시로 뒤덮힘…
in Arabic شائك…
in Portuguese espinhoso…
in Catalan espinós, ple de punxes…
in Japanese とげだらけの…
in Italian spinoso, pungente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多刺的, 刺痛的, 癢的…
in Russian колючий, раздражительный…
in Turkish dikenli, iğneli, huysuz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多刺的, 刺痛的, 痒的…
in Polish kolczasty, drażliwy, trudny…
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