be prickly

CSOs can be prickly and fickle partners, and it would be unwise to risk bad press back home by shunning opportunities for engagement and cooperation at the talks.
Las OSC pueden resultar socios difíciles y quisquillosos, y sería imprudente arriesgar el desprestigio en el país, al desaprovechar las oportunidades de participación y cooperación en estos debates.
Impatiens plants seem to be prickly, and touch - soft and fluffy.
Impatiens plantas parecen ser espinoso, y el tacto - suave y esponjosa.
Look, she could be prickly at times, sure, but I liked her, okay?
Mira, ella podría ser irritable a veces, seguro, pero yo le gustaba, ¿de acuerdo?
I am courteous towards them, as towards all small annoyances; to be prickly towards what is small, seemeth to me wisdom for hedgehogs.
Soy cortés con ellas, como con toda molestia pequeña; ser espinoso con lo pequeño paréceme una sabiduría de erizos.
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