prickle, n. 1. point, cusp, spur, barb, barbule, prong, tine, spike, needle, tang, spicule, Zool. spicu-lum, spine, spinule, bristle, acicula; thorn, sticker, brier, Bot. apiculus, bur, burr, snag; nettle, bramble, cocklebur.
2. tingle, tingling, gooseflesh, crawly flesh; sting, tickle, smart, prick, formication, Pathol, paresthesia. -v. 3. prick, stick, nick, pink, flick.
4. tingle, sting, smart, itch, twitch, vellicate.
prickly, adj. 1. brambly, briery, thorny; bristly, Bot. strigose, Zool. barbellate, setigerous, setaceous, setose; spiny, spinous, spinulose, acanthoid, like a porcupine, thistlelike, aciculate; barbed, Bot., Zool. muri-cate, spiculate.
2. troublesome, difficult, hard, tough, arduous, trying; entangled, complicated, intricate, knotty; nettle-some, irksome, tedious, irritating; thorny, touchy, delicate, ticklish, critical.
3. prickling, pricking, smarting, stinging, tingling, tickling, itchy, scratchy.
pride, n. 1. arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, hoity-toity, Inf. uppitiness, Inf. toploftiness; hubris, overconfidence, cocksureness, presumption, bumptiousness, overbearingness, overweeningness.
2. conceit, vanity, vainglory, vaingloriousness, bo-varism, Inf. ego trip, Inf. big head; egotism, egoism, self-importance, self-conceit, self-approbation, selfadmiration, self-love, self-worship, self-adulation, self-idolization; self-praise, self-glorification, boastfulness, braggadocio, jactation, bluster, fanfaronade, gasconade; complacency, smugness, self-satisfaction, self-content.
3. self-respect, self-esteem, ego, feelings, sensibilities, Fr. amour propre; self-image, self-concept, selfidentity, identity, picture or image of oneself.
4. boast, pride and joy, treasure, jewel, gem; good thing, thing to be desired.
-v. 5. preen, take pride, be proud; glory in, exult in, bask in, wallow in; congratulate oneself, hug oneself, pat oneself on the back,
priest, n. 1. clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, ecclesiastic, churchman, minister, divine, man of the cloth, man of God, minster of the gospel, servant of God, cassock, abbd, spiritual father, rabbi, religious, reverend, Brit, blackcoat, liturgist, Rare, liturge.
2. monastic, monk, friar, brother, celibate, cenobite, conventual, Eastern Church, caloyer; prior, abbot, Eastern Church, archimandrite.
3. pastor, rector, dean, vicar, Dial, dominie, parson, father, padre, curate, curd, chaplain; Levite; presbyter, deacon, lector.
4. pope, pontiff, chief priest, high priest, hierarch, bishop, archbishop, prelate, primate, cardinal, penitentiary; Hinduism. Brahman or Brahmin, Tibetan Buddhism, lama, Ethiopian Church, abuna.
5. prophet, diviner, druid, hierophant; theologian, Talmudist, canonist; Judaism, scribe; Class. Myth. Corybant, (in ancient Rome) flamen, (in ancient Greece) hierodule.