Synonyms for prickly

Synonyms for (adj) prickly

Synonyms: barbed, barbellate, thorny, setaceous, setose, spiny, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly

Definition: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

Usage: a horse with a short bristly mane; bristly shrubs; burred fruits; setaceous whiskers

Similar words: armed

Definition: (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

Synonyms: prickly, bristly, waspish, splenetic

Definition: very irritable

Usage: bristly exchanges between the White House and the press; he became prickly and spiteful; witty and waspish about his colleagues

Similar words: ill-natured

Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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