Definition of Prickliness

1. Noun. The quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines.

Exact synonyms: Bristliness, Spininess, Thorniness
Generic synonyms: Raggedness, Roughness
Derivative terms: Bristly, Prickly, Spiny, Thorny



Definition of Prickliness

1. n. The quality of being prickly, or of having many prickles.

Definition of Prickliness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being prickly. ¹

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Definition of Prickliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prickliness

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prickliness (current term)
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Literary usage of Prickliness

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1. Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West by Alexander Stewart (1883)
"In this latter case the spines retain their point and prickliness, as in the living animal, till in the process of decay they separate from their sockets in ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"Then Crown me King of Nuisances, with crown of the wild aloe, For barrenness, and bitterness, and prickliness in one : If you want to have Art ..."

3. An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics by George Udny Yule (1919)
"+ 0"66 ; between colour of flower and prickliness of fruit in Datura (Example viii.) — 0'28, an association which, however, as already stated, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"prickliness and smoothness of fruits (Datura). Palm and fern leaf (Primula), Purple and red flowers (sweet pea, stocks, &c.). Fertility and sterility of ..."

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