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English definition of “prickly”

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
(Definition of prickly from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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