Translation of "prickly" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈprɪk.l̩.i/ /-li/

covered with prickles

Chestnuts had burst out of their prickly green husks. 栗子從長滿刺的綠色外殼中脹破出來。
I find this sweater a bit prickly (= it makes the skin sore). 我感覺這件毛衣有點刺癢。

informal unfriendly and slightly rude

She was asked a couple of questions about her private life and got a bit prickly. 有人問了她幾個私生活方面的問題,她有些生氣了。

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