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synonyms for bristling

  • feathery
  • fluffy
  • fuzzy
  • hairy
  • leafy
  • luxuriant
  • unruly
  • wiry
  • bristly
  • disordered
  • fringed
  • full
  • furry
  • heavy
  • hirsute
  • nappy
  • prickly
  • rough
  • rumpled
  • spreading
  • stiff
  • thick
  • tufted
  • woolly
  • brimming
  • filled
  • overflowing
  • packed
  • swarming
  • bursting
  • crammed
  • crawling
  • replete
  • thronged
  • alive
  • brimful
  • chock-full
  • fruitful
  • multitudinous
  • numerous
  • plentiful
  • populous
  • pregnant
  • rife
  • thick

antonyms for bristling

MOST RELEVANT
  • smooth
  • bald
  • neat
  • well-kept
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        How to use bristling in a sentence

        This set of two Oxo scrub brushes is designed for the hardest to reach, toughest stains, with durable nylon bristles and comfortable no-slip grips.
        GROUT SCRUB BRUSHES THAT TACKLE EVEN THE TOUGHEST STAINSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
        Avoid wringing out a brush after washing, which can damage its bristles, Lee said.
        BACTERIA CAN GROW ON YOUR NEGLECTED MAKEUP AND BRUSHES. HERE’S WHAT TO TOSS AND WHAT TO CLEAN.ALLYSON CHIUDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
        If you don’t, “the bristles tend to get frayed and do not effectively remove as much bacteria and plaque from your mouth,” she says.
        WHEN TO REPLACE SMOKE DETECTORS, SPONGES, PILLOWS AND MORE, ACCORDING TO EXPERTSDANIEL BORTZNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
        His face was hidden beneath a beard of bristling, bushy red, and he had a sharp hook nose and small, bright eyes.
        THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
        The duke was agricultural above all things; he had a model estate bristling with scientific improvement.
        ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
        With his hair bristling, Balsamo receded to the door, uncertain whether to flee or remain.
        BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
        His overcoat was army blue, but he wore a bristling fur cap, and his rifle was slung on his back.
        FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
        Two of the dark-grey masses, bristling with steel on our front, began to move towards the battery.
        THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
        Bassett's jaw was square and firm—power was manifest there, unmistakably, and his bristling mustache suggested combativeness.
        A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
        Suddenly the dog whirled about, the hair on his back bristling as he gave a threatening growl.
        THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
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        WORDS RELATED TO BRISTLING

        • bristling
        • bristly
        • disordered
        • feathery
        • fluffy
        • fringed
        • full
        • furry
        • fuzzy
        • hairy
        • heavy
        • hirsute
        • leafy
        • luxuriant
        • nappy
        • prickly
        • rough
        • rumpled
        • spreading
        • stiff
        • thick
        • tufted
        • unruly
        • wiry
        • woolly
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