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synonyms for bristly

  • aristate
  • barbellate
  • chaetophorous
  • echinate
  • hispid
  • setaceous
  • setal
  • setarious
  • setiferous
  • setose
  • spiny
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antonyms for bristly

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  • clean-shaven
  • smooth
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How to use bristly in a sentence

The hair was stiff and bristly, and stood out in every direction, while the beard matched it in growth and quantity.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Clark glanced down at his own shabby clothes and rubbed a rough, bristly chin.
RESTRICTED TOOLMALCOLM B. MOREHART
His muzzle is thick and long; his eyebrows are rough and bristly: his ears black, and almost naked.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
There are two tufts of hair, of a bright yellow, below the ears, and another tuft of bristly hair upon the top of the head.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
They were all legs and teeth and bristly fur, the meat almost inedible.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
He was dressed in a ragged old shooting-jacket, and had a bristly blue beard.
A HISTORY OF PENDENNIS, VOLUME 1WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Its cheeks are black, with long, bristly moustaches, like those of a cat; while its head resembles that of the hare or rabbit.
POPULAR ADVENTURE TALESMAYNE REID
He has the teeth and pointed head of the civits; the striped fur and stiff bristly hair of the hynas.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
The bugloss belongs to what may be called beautiful weeds, despite its rough and bristly stalk.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
At last she questioned Knight, and complained that the bristly barrier was an eyesore.
THE SECOND LATCHKEYCHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON
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WORDS RELATED TO BRISTLY

  • barbate
  • beardy
  • bewhiskered
  • bristly
  • bushy
  • goateed
  • hairy
  • hirsute
  • shaggy
  • stubbled
  • stubbly
  • unshaven
  • whiskered
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