Antonyms of adj bristly

2 senses of bristly

Sense 1
bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish -- (very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues")

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Sense 2
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 bristly

2 senses of bristly

Sense 1
bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish -- (very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues")
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

Sense 2
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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