spiky

[spahy-kee]
adjective, spikier, spikiest.
1.
having a spike or spikes.
2.
having the form of a spike; spikelike.
3.
acid or peevish in temper or mood; prickly.

Origin:
1570–80; spike1 + -y1

spikily, adverb
spikiness, noun
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spiky (ˈspaɪkɪ)
 
adj , spikier, spikiest
1.  resembling a spike
2.  having a spike or spikes
3.  informal (Brit) ill-tempered
4.  characterized by violent or aggressive methods: spiky protestors
 
spikily
 
adv
 
spikiness
 
n

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Example sentences
He's fortyish, lean and tall, with spiky hair and expensive-looking eyewear.
Spiky defensiveness has given way to profuse apologies.
Apparently the fruit's sweet, creamy center is a treasure worth pursuing if you
  can bear the stink and get past the spiky husk.
When the hot lava met the cold water it cooled and hardened, creating the spiky
  headlands and narrow bays seen today.
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