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adjective as in echinate

adjective as in fraught

adjective as in pricky

adjective as in thistly

adjective as in thorny


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Example Sentences

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.

Avoid wringing out a brush after washing, which can damage its bristles, Lee said.

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.

But the tanks with their guns bristling ominously toward Syrian territory failed to respond to the shelling.

The Caiman offers a range of option packages, from bristling-with-machine-guns, to monster-truck-field-hospital.

Security guards stand about, bristling with straps and guns and billy clubs.

The National Rifle Association was always there bristling on the barricades of opposition.

In what way, exactly, is a nation bristling with armaments like people gunned down by the Einsatzgruppen?

His face was hidden beneath a beard of bristling, bushy red, and he had a sharp hook nose and small, bright eyes.

The duke was agricultural above all things; he had a model estate bristling with scientific improvement.

With his hair bristling, Balsamo receded to the door, uncertain whether to flee or remain.

His overcoat was army blue, but he wore a bristling fur cap, and his rifle was slung on his back.

Two of the dark-grey masses, bristling with steel on our front, began to move towards the battery.

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On this page you'll find 194 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bristling, such as: fluffy, fuzzy, hairy, luxuriant, unruly, and wiry.

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