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Meaning of prickly

prick•ly

Pronunciation: (prik'lē), [key]
— -li•er, -li•est.
  1. full of or armed with prickles.
  2. full of troublesome points: a prickly problem.
  3. prickling; smarting: a prickly sensation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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