prickliness
noun see prickly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prickliness — Prick li*ness, n. [From {Prickly}.] The quality of being prickly, or of having many prickles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prickliness — See prickly. * * * …   Universalium

  • prickliness — noun The state or quality of being prickly …   Wiktionary

  • prickliness — prɪklɪnɪs n. quality of having small sharp points, quality of having needle like bristles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prickliness — prick·li·ness …   English syllables

  • prickliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑bristliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickly — prickliness, n. /prik lee/, adj., pricklier, prickliest. 1. full of or armed with prickles. 2. full of troublesome points: a prickly problem. 3. prickling; smarting: a prickly sensation. [1570 80; PRICKLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bristliness — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑spininess, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny …   Useful english dictionary

  • spininess — noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines • Syn: ↑prickliness, ↑bristliness, ↑thorniness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thorny (for: ↑thorniness), ↑spiny, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorniness — noun 1. a rough and bitter manner • Syn: ↑bitterness, ↑acrimony, ↑acerbity, ↑jaundice, ↑tartness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tart (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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