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Meaning of BRISTLY

Pronunciation:  'breeslee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"
  2. [adj]  very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"

BRISTLY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: armed, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, ill-natured, prickly, spiny, splenetic, thorny, waspish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bris"tly\, a.
Thick set with bristles, or with hairs resembling bristles;

      The leaves of the black mulberry are somewhat bristly.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acanaceous, aculeolate, barbellate, brambly, briery, bristled, bristling, bushy, cirrose, fleecy, flocculent, furry, fuzzy, glochidiate, hairy, hirsute, hispid, lanate, matted, muricate, pilose, pricking, prickly, pricky, pubescent, setaceous, setose, setous, shagged, shaggy, stinging, strigal, strigate, strigose, stubbled, stubbly, studded, thistly, thorny, unshorn, woolly