adjective, prick·li·er, prick·li·est.
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Example sentences from the Web for prickly
Then, Wright shows Ron and Russell as the adorable, classic 1950s-style kids they were, born three years apart and, as it turns out, inseparable in a prickly sort of way.The Sparks Brothers, a Sundance Delight, Tells the Grand Story of This Enduringly Enigmatic Art-Pop Duo|Stephanie Zacharek|February 3, 2021|Time
The only difference, Cotton says, was a box of disposable gloves by the kitchen sink and a prickly attitude from her supervisor.The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest?|Abigail Abrams|January 17, 2021|Time
This get-up is itchy, prickly, crunchy, and ridiculous looking, but it might also save your life.How to build snowshoes on the fly—and 4 other tips for surviving deep snow|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|January 5, 2021|Popular Science
It’s not so much a rollercoaster as it is falling down a mountainside—one littered with prickly bushes and sharp rocks.The happiness and heartbreak of a daughter’s first fishing trip|By Jonathon Klein/Field & Stream|December 30, 2020|Popular Science
It’s an account of the work of Griffith Pugh, the prickly scientist who designed the oxygen gear, the acclimatization protocols, the diet, the down clothing, the boots, the tents, the stoves, and even the inflatable beds for the expedition.
She used electrolysis to banish the prickly hair from her delicate face.
Much of the explanation is personal—the reserved, sometimes prickly politico has never been well-liked.Mitch McConnell Won Big Tuesday Night, but It’ll Be a Different Story Come November|Jonathan Miller|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I missed Don's chiseled mug and Roger's blithe wisecracks and Peggy's prickly chutzpah.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children are not idealized: they are resourceful but prickly, cunning but confused.Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’: An Anime Icon Bows Out|Andrew Romano|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Music critic and former MTV News anchor Kurt Loder pays tribute to the prickly, brilliant Velvet Underground front man.
With a prickly heat suffusing my whole body and a melting sensation at the collar I struggled through the wretched lyric once.
It bears beautiful yellow blossoms in summer, after which comes the fruit, a prickly pear, not good to eat.
Another kind of cactus has crimson and scarlet blossoms, but no prickly pears.
"That's right, too," agreed Mollie, a prickly sensation of pure fright tickling the roots of her hair.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
In a few years the girl he had married would be a plain and prickly little pedant—ill-bred besides—and he knew it.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward