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Meaning of “prickly” - Learner’s Dictionary

prickly

adjective     /ˈprɪkli/
SHARP covered with prickles: a prickly bushSharp 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
Translations of “prickly”
in Korean 가시로 뒤덮힘…
in Arabic شائك…
in Portuguese espinhoso…
in Catalan espinós, ple de punxes…
in Japanese とげだらけの…
in Italian spinoso, pungente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多刺的, 刺痛的, 癢的…
in Russian колючий, раздражительный…
in Turkish dikenli, iğneli, huysuz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多刺的, 刺痛的, 痒的…
in Polish kolczasty, drażliwy, trudny…
(Definition of prickly from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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