prickly

Adjective
  1. Very irritable (synset 301138920)
    "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
  2. Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. (synset 300146351)
    "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"

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