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Adjective
Requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
“Perhaps movie-makers see it as a prickly subject, limp as a film theme, a let-down for audiences.”
Adjective
Easily irritated or annoyed
“Eventually they cohabited and married but things were never that simple for the prickly couple who were both too independent to settle easily into married life.”
Adjective
Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
“It's this so-called bronchial constriction that creates the tight, prickly sensation in your chest, and aerobic exercise only compounds the problem.”
Adjective
Covered in prickles
“I liked the stealthy hiding part, often choosing the excellent cover provided by a set of prickly Pyracantha bushes in a neighboring yard.”
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