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1. prickly

adjective. ['ˈprɪkli'] very irritable.

Synonyms

  • waspish
  • bristly
  • splenetic

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • barehanded
  • clean
  • weaponless

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Rhymes with Prickly

  • stickley
  • slickly
  • quickly
  • brickley
  • wickley
  • thickly
  • siklie
  • sickly
  • nicley
  • mickley
  • bickley

Sentences with prickly


1. Noun, singular or mass
If frightened, spiny-tailed lizards retreat to a rock crevice and cover the opening with their prickly tails.

2. Adjective
Spread plenty of prickly bows about; the beast will surely get stuck on one of them.

Quotes about prickly


1. I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills!
- Colleen Houck

2. You’re far too prickly tempered to be a mistress. You’re far better suited as a wife.
- Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

3. Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas"- "Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses
- Ovid

2. prickly-edged_leaf

noun. a leaf having prickly margins.

Synonyms

  • leaf
  • leafage

3. prickly-leaved

adjective. having prickly leaves.

Synonyms

  • prickly-leafed

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

4. prickly-leafed

adjective. having prickly leaves.

Synonyms

  • prickly-leaved

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

5. prickly-seeded_spinach

noun. southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves.

Synonyms

  • genus Spinacia
  • spinach plant
  • Spinacia
  • spinach
  • vegetable

6. prickly

adjective. ['ˈprɪkli'] having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..

Synonyms

  • setose
  • thorny
  • bristled
  • barbellate
  • burry
  • barbed
  • bristly
  • briery
  • briary
  • setaceous
  • spiny
  • burred

Antonyms

  • armless
  • easy
  • unsarcastic
  • spineless
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