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What is another word for prickly?

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Adjective
Covered in barbs, thorns or prickles
“I liked the stealthy hiding part, often choosing the excellent cover provided by a set of prickly Pyracantha bushes in a neighboring yard.”
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
Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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“Perhaps movie-makers see it as a prickly subject, limp as a film theme, a let-down for audiences.”
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Having a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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“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.”
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Causing physical discomfort or pain
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Tending to cause anxiety or concern
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Having a surface or texture that is coarse or bristly
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Sharp, stabbing or piercing
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Not easy to please or satisfy
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