Prickly vs Spiked - What's the difference?

prickly | spiked |


As adjectives the difference between prickly and spiked

is that prickly is covered with sharp points while spiked is (of a beverage) containing alcohol or drugs, often without the informing those who partake.

As a verb spiked is

(spike).

prickly

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Covered with sharp points.
  • Prickly pear is a cactus, you have to peel it before eating it to remove the spines and the tough skin.
  • Easily irritated.
  • He has a prickly personality. He doesn't get along with people because he is easily set off.
  • difficult, hairy, complicated
  • Synonyms

    * (covered with sharp points) thorny, spiny

    Derived terms

    * prickly comfrey * prickly glasswort * prickly heat * prickly saltwort * prickly sculpin * prickly shield fern * prickly tang

    spiked

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a beverage) Containing alcohol or drugs, often without the informing those who partake.
  • The large punch bowl has the special spiked punch, the small punch bowl is for the kids.
  • Having spikes.
  • Of a graph or trend that has rapidly reached a maximum.
  • Synonyms

    * (having spikes): peaked, spiky

    Derived terms

    * spiked sample * spiked value

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spike)