prickly

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prickly (comparative pricklier, superlative prickliest)

  1. Covered with sharp points.
    Prickly pear is a cactus, you have to peel it before eating it to remove the spines and the tough skin.
  2. Easily irritated.
    He has a prickly personality. He doesn't get along with people because he is easily set off.
  3. difficult, hairy, complicated

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