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bristle

noun

1 bristle

A stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic.

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Dutch: borstelhaar, stoppelhaar
Polish: włosie



2 bristle

A stiff hair.

Dutch: borstel
Polish: szczeć, szczecina

verb

1 bristle

Be in a state of movement or action:
— The garden bristled with toddlers.

synonyms: abound, burst.

2 bristle

Rise up as in fear:
— The dog's fur bristled.

synonyms: stand up, uprise.

3 bristle

Have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles.

4 bristle

React in an offended or angry manner.


Moby thesaurus: Vandyke, acuminate, aggravate, anger, annoy, arise, arouse, badger, bait, barb, barbel, be alive, be at, be keen, beard, beaver, bedevil, beset, bite, blow up ... show more.

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