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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “prickly”

prickly

adjective     /ˈprɪk.l̩.i/ /-li/
covered with prickles
多刺的;刺痛的;痒的
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。
Sharp and blunt
informal unfriendly and slightly rude
易动怒的,易生气的
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。
Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of prickly adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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