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bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspishadjective
"bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyadjective
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"
Covered with bristles.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Thick set with bristles.
Etymology: from bristle.
The leaves of the black mulberry are somewhat bristly, which may help to preserve the dew. Francis Bacon, Natural Hist.
If the eye were so acute as to rival the finest microscope, the sight of our own selves would affright us; the smoothest skin would be beset all over with rugged scales and bristly hairs. Richard Bentley.
Thus mastful beech the bristly chestnut bears,
And the wild ash is white with bloomy pears. John Dryden, Virg.
The careful master of the swine,
Forth hasted he to tend his bristly care. Alexander Pope, Odyss. b. xiv.
Bristly refers to being covered with short, stiff hairs or spines, similar to a brush. It can also describe someone or something that displays a prickly or rough attitude or characteristic.
thick set with bristles, or with hairs resembling bristles; rough
The numerical value of bristly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of bristly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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