Translation of "prickly" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations


uk /ˈprɪk.əl.i/ /ˈprɪ us /ˈprɪk.əl.i/ /ˈprɪ

prickly adjective (SHARP)

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 slightly prickly (= it makes the skin sore). 我感觉这件毛衣有点刺痒。

prickly adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

informal unfriendly and easily offended or annoyed

She was asked a couple of questions about her private life and got a little 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)