bristly


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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:
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"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.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"
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
naježenýsrstnatýštětinatý
strittende
burstkenndur

bristly

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

bristly

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

bristly

adj (+er) animalborstig; chinStoppel-, stoppelig; hair, beardborstig

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.
ˈbristly adjective
having bristles; rough. a bristly moustache.
References in classic literature ?
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.
I was spared the trouble of answering, for Bessie seemed in too great a hurry to listen to explanations; she hauled me to the washstand, inflicted a merciless, but happily brief scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel; disciplined my head with a bristly brush, denuded me of my pinafore, and then hurrying me to the top of the stairs, bid me go down directly, as I was wanted in the breakfast-room.
Tommy Brock was a short bristly fat waddling person with a grin; he grinned all over his face.
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.
The poor fowl was thin, and covered with one of those thick, bristly skins through which the teeth cannot penetrate with all their efforts.
This gentle expression was the more interesting because the schoolmaster's nose, an irregular aquiline twisted a little on one side, had rather a formidable character; and his brow, moreover, had that peculiar tension which always impresses one as a sign of a keen impatient temperament: the blue veins stood out like cords under the transparent yellow skin, and this intimidating brow was softened by no tendency to baldness, for the grey bristly hair, cut down to about an inch in length, stood round it in as close ranks as ever.
Near the western extremity, where Fort Moultrie stands, and where are some miserable frame buildings, tenanted, during summer, by the fugitives from Charleston dust and fever, may be found, indeed, the bristly palmetto; but the whole island, with the exception of this western point, and a line of hard, white beach on the seacoast, is covered with a dense undergrowth of the sweet myrtle, so much prized by the horticulturists of England.
Upon their heads grows an enormous shock of bristly hair.
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.
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:
It is almost hairless, having only a great, bristly mane about its thick neck.