HyperDic: bristly

English > 2 senses of the word bristly:
ADJECTIVEallbristly, prickly, splenetic, waspishvery irritable
allbristly, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyhaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
English > bristly: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery irritable.
Example"bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"
Synonymsprickly, splenetic, waspish
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishiracundo, irascible, irritable
Catalaniracund, irascible, irritable
English > bristly: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..
Examples
  • "a horse with a short bristly mane"
  • "bristly shrubs"
Synonymsbarbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny
Broaderarmed(used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
Spanisherizado, espinoso, punzante
Catalaneriçat, espinós, punxant
Nounsbristlea stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament)
bristlinessthe quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines

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