Definition of bristly
1a : thickly set with bristles a bristly shrubb : consisting of or resembling bristles a bristly mustache
2 : inclined to or showing aggressiveness or anger a bristly temperament
Examples of bristly in a Sentence
although pigs look hairless, they're actually bristly creatures
Recent Examples of bristly from the Web
No plants, no animals, certainly nothing that even compared to the great diversity of life in the sea, which teemed with trilobites, crustaceans, bristly worms, and soft squid-like creatures.
Price has had a bristly relationship with media members in the past.
The bristly Scottish investigator (David Tennant) reunites with Detective Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) to solve one last mystery in the third and final season of BBC America's Broadchurch (Wednesday, 10 ET/PT).
Herewith, some facts and insights gleaned from a long lunch with the adorable, bristly-haired, Lillian-Hoban-drawing-like actor.
In President Trump’s first hundred days in office, Ivanka has assiduously done her part to soften her father’s bristly and contradictory stance toward China.
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Definition of bristly for Students
: of, like, or having many bristles bristly whiskers
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