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English definition of “prickly”

prickly

adjective     /ˈprɪkli/
SHARP covered with prickles : a prickly bush Sharp and blunt
UNFRIENDLY informal A prickly person or relationship is unfriendly or difficult to deal with: She gets very prickly if you ask her questions about her private life .Bad-tempered
(Definition of prickly adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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