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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; Very irritable.

Usage examples (32)
  • Oh, I know it now; it is what they call the prickly pear in the West Indies.
  • Last week, coming into Morgan's room, staring at her for a full minute in prickly silence.
  • One of these, the species of cactus known as the prickly pear, the Queenslander has pretty nearly all to himself.
  • Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a recent exile from London, who also loves scouring the beaches. for more
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