View definitions for bristles


noun as in beard

noun as in five o'clock shadow

noun as in whiskers

noun as in whiskers

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Example Sentences

But he bristles at the mention of U.S. support for Syrian rebel groups.

In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg bristles at the majority's "decision of startling breadth."

One participant bristles at the idea that Russia's democracy movement is just about well-to-do Moscovites.

He bristles at the way his colleague has been so casually shunted aside.

In fact, he bristles at the more redistributive aspects of Occupy Wall Street.

Page after page—full of caustic satire, humorous sally and profound epigram—fairly bristles with merriment.

To-day old Gaul bristles with free Communes, as three hundred years ago it bristled with feudal castles.

The end of the tail, like that of the elephant, is furnished with a tuft of large bristles, very hard and very solid.

Above the mouth there are some thick bristles, as large, but not so stiff as those of the hedge-hog.

In a domestic state, and in cold and temperate climates, his ears are somewhat pendent, and his bristles are white.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bristles, such as: brush, fuzz, goatee, imperial, stubble, and vandyke.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.