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Related to bristly: bristly locust , setose

bris·tly

 (brĭs′lē)

adj. bris·tli·er, bris·tli·est

1.

a. Consisting of or similar to bristles.
b. Thick with bristles.
2. Exhibiting or tending to exhibit agitation or anger: a bristly exchange between lawyers.

bris•tly

(ˈbrɪs li)

adj. -tli•er, -tli•est.

1. covered with bristles.
2. like or resembling bristles.
3. irascible.
[1585–95]
bris′tli•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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Adj.1.bristly – very irritable; “bristly exchanges between the White House and the press”; “he became prickly and spiteful”; “witty and waspish about his colleagues”

prickly , waspish , splenetic
ill-natured – having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.bristly<span id= – having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.” title=”bristly – having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.”>bristly – having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; “a horse with a short bristly mane”; “bristly shrubs”; “burred fruits”; “setaceous whiskers”

barbellate , briary , briery , bristled , burred , burry , setaceous , setose , spiny , thorny , prickly , barbed
armed – (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

bristly

adjective

1. prickly , barbed , thorny , spiny , brambly , briery a plant with bristly pale stems and hairy toothed leaves
2. hairy , rough , bearded , whiskered , stubbly , unshaven , bewhiskered He lifted a beer to his bristly mouth.
Translations
خَشِنٌ
naježenýsrstnatýštětinatý
strittende
borstig
ébouriffé hérissé hirsute
burstkenndur
ispido
strittende
kaba kıllı sert
刚毛的 布满刚毛的

bristly

[ˈbrɪslɪ] ADJ (bristlier (compar) (bristliest (superl))) [beard, hair] → erizado
to have a bristly chin tener la barba crecida

bristly

[ˈbrɪsli] adj [beard, hair] → hérissé (e)
Your chin’s all bristly
BUT Ton menton pique.

bristly

adj (+er) animal borstig ; chin Stoppel- , stoppelig ; hair, beard borstig

bristly

[ˈbrɪslɪ] adj (chin) → ispido/a; (beard, hair) → irsuto/a, ispido/a

bristle

(ˈbrisl) noun

a short, stiff hair on an animal or brush. The dog’s bristles rose when it was angry. steekhaar, borselhaar شَعْرٌ خَشِنُ козина pelo chlup, štětina die Borste børste; børstehår σκληρή τρίχα ζώου ή βούρτσας cerda harjas موی کوتاه و زبر harjas poil זיף सूअर का बाल čekinja sörte rambut atau bulu yang pendek dan kaku pelo ; setola 剛毛 강모 šerys, šeriai sari bulu kejur borstelhaar, stoppelhaar bust szczecina, sierść ځیګ او لنډ ویښته pelo păr; blană; ţep щетина chlp kocina dlaka ragg, borst ขนแข็งของสัตว์หรือแปรง sert kıl 短而硬的毛(動物或刷子) щетина جانوروں کے سخت بال lông cứng (动物或刷子)短而硬的毛

ˈbristly adjective

having bristles; rough. a bristly moustache. borselrig, stekelrig خَشِنٌ четинест hirsuto štětinatý, srstnatý; naježený borstig stikkende; strittende αγκαθωτός , σκληρός que pincha, de pelos fuertes harjaseline دارای موهای کوتاه و زبر؛ زبر karhea hérissé בַּעֲל זִיפִים कड़े बालों से ढ़का हुआ čekinjav szúrós kasar ispido , irsuto 剛毛のある 강모질의 šeriuotas, šiurkštus sarains; ass misai yang kejur borstelig full av strid bust, stikkende , strittende szczeciniasty د لنډ او ځیګ ویښتو لرونکی hirsuto ţepos щетинистый; колючий naježený ščetinast čekinjav borstig, sträv มีขนแข็ง sert , kaba , kıllı 長硬毛的,硬的 щетинистий; колючий جانوروں کے بالوں سے بنا ہوا dựng đứng 刚毛的,布满刚毛的

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Here I was thrown upon my back, and beheld standing over me a colossal ape-like creature, white and hairless except for an enormous shock of bristly hair upon its head.

A youngish man with flaxen hair, a bristly straw-coloured moustache, and a dropping nether lip, was sitting and holding my wrist.

When Cocky, balanced on one leg, the other leg in the air as the foot of it held the scruff of Michael’s neck, leaned to Michael’s ear and wheedled, Michael could only lay down silkily the bristly hair-waves of his neck, and with silly half-idiotic eyes of bliss agree to whatever was Cocky’s will or whimsey so delivered.

His face was short with a broad forehead, and furnished with a moustache as bristly as a cat’s, and little patches of yellowish whiskers upon full cheeks.

My hopes began to rise a little, but they were quickly blighted; for there I met a hog–a long-nosed, bristly fellow, that held up his snout and worked his nostrils at me inquiringly.

He was a man of middle height and of a corpulent figure; he had sandy hair, worn very short and now growing gray, and a small bristly moustache.

It is almost hairless, having only a great, bristly mane about its thick neck.

His black eyes were restless, sly, and cunning; his mouth and chin, bristly with the stubble of a coarse hard beard; and his complexion was one of that kind which never looks clean or wholesome.

The poor fowl was thin, and covered with one of those thick, bristly skins through which the teeth cannot penetrate with all their efforts.

Upon their heads grows an enormous shock of bristly hair.

He never gave his children a blessing, so he simply held out his bristly cheek (as yet unshaven) and, regarding her tenderly and attentively, said severely:

On the mat in the passage bristly black words burst on his attention, commanding him to “wipe his shoes.

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