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See definition of bristles on Dictionary.com
  • as inbeard
  • as infive o'clock shadow
  • as inwhiskers
  • as inwhiskers

synonyms for bristles

  • Vandyke
  • brush
  • fuzz
  • goatee
  • imperial
  • stubble
  • Santa Claus
  • five-o-clock shadow
  • muttonchops
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How to use bristles in a sentence

Page after page—full of caustic satire, humorous sally and profound epigram—fairly bristles with merriment.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
To-day old Gaul bristles with free Communes, as three hundred years ago it bristled with feudal castles.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The end of the tail, like that of the elephant, is furnished with a tuft of large bristles, very hard and very solid.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Above the mouth there are some thick bristles, as large, but not so stiff as those of the hedge-hog.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
In a domestic state, and in cold and temperate climates, his ears are somewhat pendent, and his bristles are white.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
No, you would never believe how these little hair bristles on the upper lip are a relief to the eye and good in other ways.
MAUPASSANT ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES (180), COMPLETEGUY DE MAUPASSANT
The scalp should be well brushed with moderately firm but not hard bristles.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
Their bodies are covered with long bristles, resembling very much the quills of the porcupine.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
The hair on the back of Freckles' neck arose as bristles, and his knees wavered beneath him.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
"There's something more than common down there; see how Ringwood bristles up on the back," said Joe.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
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WORDS RELATED TO BRISTLES

  • Santa Claus
  • Vandyke
  • bristles
  • brush
  • five-o-clock shadow
  • fuzz
  • goatee
  • imperial
  • muttonchops
  • stubble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.