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bristles

noun
plural of bristle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a thin, flexible structure that resembles a hair
  • a hairbrush with plastic bristles

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bristles

verb
present tense third-person singular of bristle

Synonyms & Antonyms of bristles (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be copiously supplied
  • a recent college grad thrilled to be starting a new life in a city bristling with possibilities

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2 to express one's anger usually violently
  • the man bristled at the accusation, and threatened to file a lawsuit

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“Bristles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bristles. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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