Synonyms for Prickly:
bearish, spiteful, acid, crusty, tart, cantankerous, petty, crabbed, snappish, cranky, peevish, churlish, caustic, acerbic, irascible, bitter, surly, bellicose, acrimonious, cross, petulant, touchy, huffy, sour, irritable.
•irritable, bad-tempered (adjective)
touchy, peevish, cantankerous, snappish, waspish, petulant, fractious, irritable.
needle-point, sagittal, thorny, spiny, razor-edged, pointy, spiky, sharp, spinous, acute, barbed, spiked, spear-like, needle-like, bristly, Thistly, cutting, pointed, briery, keen, jagged.
•thorny or difficult (adjective)
spiny, nettlesome, barbed, sharp, troublesome, pointed, briery, bristly.
n.irregular, uneven, rugged, ragged, abrasive, coarse, textured. disruptive, Echinate, embarrassing, bad, Pricky, contentious, adverse, fraught, troublesome, invidious. furry, gift-wrapped, gilded, foamy, gold-plated, frothy, armor-plated, gilt, Cobbled, grass. •prickly (noun)
barbellate, armed, bristly, waspish, burred, burry, bristled, thorny, barbed, spiny, briary, briery, ill-natured, splenetic.
ragged, textured, Pricky, Echinate, rugged. abrasive, nettlesome, coarse. •Other relevant words:
bad-tempered, irregular, gold-plated, barbellate, contentious, textured, abrasive, gilt, nettlesome, fractious, hot-tempered, gilded, waspish, temperamental, frothy, burry, burred, gift-wrapped, pain, troublesome, foamy, disruptive, moody, briery, briary, bristled, uneven, fraught, adverse, Cobbled, splenetic, embarrassing, ragged, furry, rugged, armor-plated, invidious, armed, Pricky, Echinate, ill-natured, grass, bad, coarse.
Usage examples for prickly
His scarlet uniform was very bright against the huge iron- grey steed on whose broad back he nodded with hat pressed down as far as his fierce prickly eyebrows, with pigtail bobbing to the motion and with sword whose martial clangour recalled every famous battle in the history of the world. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie