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full of sharp needlelike protuberances

so replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating

Synonyms for prickly

very irritable

having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

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Vermeer is the brainchild of that prickliest of film directors, Peter Greenaway.
Musical spin: Rodgers and Hammerstein's ``Carousel'' is one of the prickliest musicals ever written, and as such, must be handled with care.
However a few youngsters are totally unaffected by either taste, texture, or appearance and will consume the bitterest tasting berries or prickliest leaves.
Things that are most in the world by Judi Barrett, illustrated by John Nickle: What are the silliest, wiggliest, longest, hottest, jumpiest, prickliest things in the world?
Acruel world looms just beyond the boundaries of "The Associate," the Simon Bent play that arrived just in time to assert itself against the odds as the prickliest comedy of London's late-summer theater season.
Warwickshire must address much the prickliest selection issue of their season so far when they pick the team to face Sussex in the Division One championship fixture at Edgbaston, starting today.
He said he had spoken to French President Jacques Chirac yesterday - traditionally America's prickliest ally in Western Europe - and has also been involved in talks with his Swedish, Spanish, Irish and German counterparts, among others, since the crisis began.
Hopes are high that this show, the first major retrospective of Robert Venturi's career, will answer the prickliest question about pomo architecture's Patient Zero: Is there anything in his buildings that can match wits with the sharp and influential rhetoric of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966) or Learning from Las Vegas (1972)?
Roses are good, too, and wild roses are the prickliest and densest of that bunch.
To introduce its new CODE shaver, Remington is conducting a nationwide search to find the smoothest and prickliest pick-up lines of all time that will help men learn the real secrets to getting the "Green Light" with the ladies.
Third-party ownership became one of football's prickliest issues four years ago, when the Premier League fined West Ham a record pounds 5.
Barbara Cook is entirely sublime in "Mostly Sondheim," her silky-smooth concert celebrating this prickliest of Broadway composers and some of his favorite songs by other authors.
Mr Blair said he had spoken to French President Jacques Chirac yesterday - traditionally America's prickliest ally in Western Europe - and has also been involved in talks with his Swedish, Spanish, Irish and German counterparts, among others, since the crisis began.
Onions will surely be recalled at Lord's on Thursday, but to recall Harmison the England thinktank must grasp the prickliest thorn in the nettlebed.