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)

Antonyms of adj bristled

1 sense of bristled

Sense 1
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny -- (having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers")

INDIRECT (VIA armed) -> unarmed -- ((used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns)

Similarity of adj bristled

1 sense of bristled

Sense 1
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny -- (having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers")
       => armed (vs. unarmed) -- ((used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns)

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