1. full of or armed with prickles.
2. full of troublesome points: a prickly problem.
3. prickling; smarting: a prickly sensation.
"atmospheres can be prickly at times."
"skins can be prickly over areas."
"rosebudses can be prickly round necks."
"nations can be prickly about things."
"backs can be prickly with sweats."
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