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 ?
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.