Translation of "prickly" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈprɪk.l̩.i/ /-li/

covered with prickles

Chestnuts had burst out of their prickly green husks. 栗子从长满刺的绿色外壳中胀破出来。
I find this sweater a bit prickly (= it makes the skin sore). 我感觉这件毛衣有点刺痒。

informal unfriendly and slightly rude

She was asked a couple of questions about her private life and got a bit prickly. 有人问了她几个私生活方面的问题,她有些生气了。

(Translation of “prickly” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)