Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bristle

2 senses of bristle

Sense 1
bristle -- (a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic)
       => fiber, fibre -- (a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn)

Sense 2
bristle -- (a stiff hair)
       => hair -- (a filamentous projection or process on an organism)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bristle

4 senses of bristle

Sense 1
abound, burst, bristle -- (be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 2
bristle, uprise, stand up -- (rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!")

Sense 3
bristle -- (have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 4
bristle -- (react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

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